There is no other oakleaf like Hydrangea quercifolia ’Snowflake’. Period. Line up the lot and look closely at them in bloom. It’s obvious (and we grow the best of the rest). The multiple bracts of this sterile form give the appearance of double flowers that continue to open at the base, ever elongating the dramatic flower head. Blooms can reach 12-15". Happiest in part shade in the South. It’s a native plant if that tickles your tummy! Early summer bloom for us in GA. These are absolutely the real plant, our first cuttings came from the original stock block at Snowflake Nursery near Boaz, AL (Thanks to the Aldridges!) and now from the 40 plus stock plants planted around the nursery. This is our largest selling plant and no matter how many we grow it’s never enough. But, be assured, if you buy one from us it is the true plant. Mature height 7’ with width the same. Zones (5)6-9.