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Oak Leaf Geranium

Pelargonium quercifolium

Also known as

Almond Geranium, Village-Oak Geranium, Oak-Leaf Pelargonium, Geranium, Oak-leaved Geranium, Village oak geranium

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H5-H1c

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

30cm

-100cm

Min

20cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Pelargonium quercifolium scented fragrant geranium oak leaf
Pelargonium quercifolium flowers
Pelargonium quercifolium leaves
Pelargonium quercifolium shrub
A photo of Oak Leaf Geranium

Oak Leaf Geranium Overview

Pelargonium quercifolium is commonly known as Oak Leaf Geranium or Almond Geranium. This tender perennial shrub from South Africa has an upright branching habit with palmately-lobed, triangular, toothed leaves that give off a strong scent described as balm-like or Balsam scented. Frequently grown as a summer bedding plant in colder climates, this sun-loving plant will produce small clusters of pale pink flowers. In warmer climates with long hours of daylight, they will flower almost all the time. It is equally happy being grown inside on sunny windowsills or in containers on the patio. Provide them with protection from winter frosts, and they will delight you for years.

Common problems with Oak Leaf Geranium

How to propagate Oak Leaf Geranium

Cuttings

Propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.

Special features of Oak Leaf Geranium

Attractive leaves

Leaves are aromatic.

Attracts butterflies

Pot plant

Drought resistant

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Removing - deadheading - spent flowerheads will prolong the flowering season.

Other uses of Oak Leaf Geranium

Grown for their foliage and colourful flowers. Some are grown for the fragrance of their leaves. They are useful in pots or as bedding plants; in warm conditions flowers are borne almost continuously. Suitable for coastal conditions.