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Munchkin Hydrangea

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A Spectacular All-season Shrub, Compact and Weather-tough!

A National Arboretum introduction, bred from the popular 'Sikes Dwarf'
Everything about this 2010 National Arboretum introduction is ideal for the home garden. First, the size is compact and very dense, for a full, rounded, bushy look. Second, the huge 6½-inch inflorescences are held up and out, above the foliage, and keep their position even after rain and wind. Third, the blooms open pure white, then turn a rich pink, so that many shades are present at once on the shrub. Fourth, the large oakleaf-shaped foliage turns from dark green to rich reddish mahogany in autumn. A spectacular all-season shrub for the front of the border, foundation, and accent plantings.

'Munchkin' is a seedling of the popular Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Sikes Dwarf.' But whereas that shrub tends to be rounded and to grow as tall as it is wide, 'Munchkin' remains a bit shorter at just 3 feet, then spreads a bit wider (to 4½ feet). This makes it more well-suited to use as a hedge, along the foundation, or in a large planting. And once you see this shrub, you will want a very large planting, we assure you!

The second advantage 'Munchkin' has is it ability to bounce back after rough rain and wind. The bloomwands are very large and heavy, yet they point up and out even after a good summer storm. More petals stay on the inflorescences, and the shrub looks unruffled by its adventure. If you live a climate where late-afternoon thunderstorms are a constant feature of summer, this makes a big difference in your landscape!

Very dense, 'Munchkin' offers a good foliage show that keeps the shrub attractive out of bloom. The fall foliage is brilliant. And though it is deciduous, the peeling brown bark keeps it interesting even in winter. Not many shrubs of this size can boast so much varied and long-season appeal!

If you admire the classic full-sized Oakleaf Hydrangeas such as 'Snow Queen,' you will appreciate having all of its magnificent beauty in a more manageable garden size! Find a very special place for 'Munchkin,' and begin enjoying decades of garden glory from this exciting newcomer. Zones 5-8.

Genus Hydrangea
Species quercifolia
Variety 'Munchkin'
Zone 5 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer
PlantHeight 3 ft
PlantWidth 4 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics Fall Color, Flower
Bloom Color Dark Pink, White
Foliage Color Dark Green, Red
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Season Of Interest Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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