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hydrangea

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Barrett Landscaping, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. JBRONCFAN

    JBRONCFAN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    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.
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    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...
     
  3. bjlawnman

    bjlawnman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 135

    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..)
     
  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,710

    They can take full sun too.
     
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    But they don't spread out into large mass plantings, do they?
     
  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,710

    Pinky Winky's I've seen get about 4'x4'. Limelights have gotten as large as 6'x6' although most are smaller.
     
  7. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    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...
     
  8. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 2,710

    If I understand you correctly they do not spread out beyond the sizes I cited.
     
  9. JBRONCFAN

    JBRONCFAN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    I believe the Oakleaf Hydrangea gets between 4-6'.
     

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