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Old 09-09-2011, 12:49 PM
JBRONCFAN JBRONCFAN is offline
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Checkout the Oakleaf Hydrangea. They can do sun or shade. I got one right now that gets 3-4 hours of summer sun with no problem.

Oakleaf Hydrangeas are good for two reasons. You get your typical hydrangea bloom in the summer but come fall the leaves change into beautiful fall colors, which are really noticeable when you plant them somewhere OTHER than near the woods like right in front of a house.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:17 AM
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They keep comming up with new varieties all the time... soon I'll have too many hydrangeas crowded into partial sun areas... It would be nice if they could be moved into the sun more... Oakleaf, I have not seen b4...
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:28 PM
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Try Hydrangea pan. 'Little Lime' Jane. Its a dwarf panicle hydrangea that is supposed to stay around 3'x3'. IMO the woody hydrangeas (limelights, pinky winky etc..) are overall a much better hydrangea than the soft ones (endless summer, annabelles..)
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:27 PM
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Try Hydrangea pan. 'Little Lime' Jane. Its a dwarf panicle hydrangea that is supposed to stay around 3'x3'. IMO the woody hydrangeas (limelights, pinky winky etc..) are overall a much better hydrangea than the soft ones (endless summer, annabelles..)
They can take full sun too.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:55 AM
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But they don't spread out into large mass plantings, do they?
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:13 PM
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But they don't spread out into large mass plantings, do they?
Pinky Winky's I've seen get about 4'x4'. Limelights have gotten as large as 6'x6' although most are smaller.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:57 AM
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Pinky Winky's I've seen get about 4'x4'. Limelights have gotten as large as 6'x6' although most are smaller.
I was thinking along the lines of spreading at the base, with more and more stems coming up, covering a larger area of ground as the season progresses...
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:22 AM
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I was thinking along the lines of spreading at the base, with more and more stems coming up, covering a larger area of ground as the season progresses...
If I understand you correctly they do not spread out beyond the sizes I cited.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:16 PM
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I believe the Oakleaf Hydrangea gets between 4-6'.
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