Hydrangea...I think?

BlueBirdPeony(5b NE Ohio)May 26, 2013

This may be a stupid question,but is this an oak leaf hydrangea? Its shape is so unusual that I wasn't sure, but the flowers seem obvious enough. Thanks.

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lisanti07028(z6NJ)

I don't think so, at least if it's blooming now. Oak leaf hydrangeas, at least the ones I've seen, bloom in the summer and the blooms are in panicles, like peegee hydrangea. Could it be a viburnum? Could you post a close-up of the leaves?

    Bookmark   May 26, 2013 at 11:36PM
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BlueBirdPeony(5b NE Ohio)

This is the only other one I have for now. I'll have to take another one today.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 7:57AM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

It looks to me like Viburnum opulus (AKA highbush cranberry.) This looks like the lacecap flower form, which I think is the wild type, rather than the snowball form of flowers.

This post was edited by nhbabs on Mon, May 27, 13 at 13:44

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 8:20AM
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luis_pr

Oakleaf hydrangea has an oak leaf type of leaves and also has panicle or conical blooms. It is in bloom down here now but, it is too early for blooms in your zone so it makes more sense that it be some type of early flowering vibirnum. Pretty though. Reminds me of an unnamed H. Macrophylla that I have; it has lacecap blooms like in your picture but my plant does not grow as tall as your shrub appears to be. My lacecap hydrangea leaves are different from yours too.

Sample oakleaf hydrangea picture:
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=picture+of+oakleaf+hydrangea&fr=chr-swat02

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 12:32PM
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trovesoftrilliums(5)

Looks like viburnum Onondaga

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 5:07PM
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trovesoftrilliums(5)

Looks like viburnum Onondaga

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 5:08PM
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BlueBirdPeony(5b NE Ohio)

Thank you all! I agree with the viburnum Onondaga comments. Thanks!

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 9:24PM
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