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Oak-leaved Geranium, Almond-scented Geranium, Village Oak Geranium
Pelargonium quercifolium 'Village Hill Oak'

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Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: quercifolium (kwer-se-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Village Hill Oak
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 15, 2008, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The widely grown hybrid pelargoniums are popularly known as 'geraniums', but should not be confused with members of the genus Geranium of the same plant family. The genus Pelargonium consists of perhaps 280 species, the vast majority endemic to South Africa and adjacent Namibia, but a sprinkling of species are found elsewhere in the world including other parts of Africa, southwest Asia, Arabia, Australia, New Zealand and some Atlantic Ocean islands. Although pelargoniums are mostly soft-wooded shrubs and subshrubs, some are herbaceous perennials or even annuals; there is also a large but little known group of species that have succulent stems, leaves or roots and are grown by succulent collectors. The leaves of pelargoniums are often as broaod as they are long and are variously toothed, s... read more