Hydrangea quercifolia [Snowflake] = 'Brido'
Common name: Oakleaf hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia [Snowflake] = 'Brido' is found at the SE corner of the R. Roy Forster Cypress Pond. It was found in the woods of Alabama in 1969 by southern nurseryman Eddie Aldridge and is now the state flower. He patented 'Snowflake' in 1971 but never took a royalty because he simply wanted the world to know of this new cultivar. It is sterile and is only reproduced by cuttings. Its spectacular display of flowers against dark green leaves starts in mid-July.