Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly known as oak leaf hydrangea, is a wonderful native shrub–offering year-round beauty with their seasons of blooms, foliage and peeling bark. Right now you will enjoy their white blooms and in the fall, the leaves s turn shades of red, orange and burgundy. The bark often peels to reveal a dark brown layer, which is attractive during the winter. You can easily view an oak leaf hydrangea in the atrium to the left of the entry to the Medford Campus Community Building. There is also one planted at the entry to the Meditation Garden.