Yellow foliaged Little Honey oakleaf hydrangea The red fall color of Little Honey oakleaf hydrangea with a late white lacecap flower

‘Little Honey’

Hydrangea - Oakleaf

Hydrangea quercifolia

'Little Honey'

USPP 15477

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Yellow foliaged Little Honey oakleaf hydrangea The red fall color of Little Honey oakleaf hydrangea with a late white lacecap flower
  • Native
  • Golden foliage
  • Shade tolerant
Description

Bright golden-yellow foliage is the hallmark of 'Little Honey' hydrangea, a branch sport of the dwarf selection 'Pee Wee'. The foliage emerges gold and changes to a pleasing chartreuse as the season progresses, especially effective in shaded areas. Brilliant red autumn foliage.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 4"

Soil Best in moist, well-drained soil, but quite adaptable to any site except excessively wet ones.

Pruning Oakleaf hydrangea blooms on old wood, so it is generally best to avoid any kind of regular pruning or trimming. May be pruned selectively as needed to develop a more striking habit.

Uses Mixed borders; woodland gardens; informal hedges and screens; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Oakleaf hydrangeas are perhaps the most shade-tolerant hydrangea, though blooming and fall color are best with at least some sun each day. They bloom on old wood and exhibit better bud hardiness than other old wood bloomers. These plants perform far better in the landscape than in the container/nursery environment, so don't be put off by a plant that looks less than enticing in its pot. It will redeem itself rapidly once planted in the ground.