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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ron mexico75, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Would it be permissible to plant several Hydrangeas in the center of a contoured bed and then plant pachysandra all around them in order to fill up the bed? This is a full shade area and the variety Hydrangea I have proposed is Hydrangea serrata 'Beni Gaku' which can tolerate full shade as far as I know.

    Any drawbacks to this?
     
  2. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    anybody know or have opinions?
     
  3. johnnybow

    johnnybow LawnSite Member
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    I beleive it would work
     
  4. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thank you for replying. I only asked because I wasn't sure if the pachysandra would be invasive at all to the slow growing hydrangeas. Also, wasn't sure if it would look funny since you normally see pachysandra under large trees or in beds by itself.
     
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pachysandra is pretty slow growing in my experience, and fairly bland, but should work well... If there is opportunity I would try to introduce color, even if it is annuals... :)
     
  6. yardatwork

    yardatwork LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hydrangeas are very picky. Some may do good in shade, but may never bloom. Some say to trim the hard wood some say not to cut the hard wood...they are just more work than good in my opinion. Under the PERFECT conditions, they are beautiful.
     
  7. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011

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