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Wanted: Big blooms in shade, Gulf Coast/Texas

8 years ago

Hi folks -

I've been nursing a couple of ES hydrangeas for a couple of years now, hoping they would eventually fill out to their 3' max, but it's just not happening. I have them in bright shade, on a north-facing wall, in west Houston. I'm generally a 9 for heat and an 8a for occasional freezes.

So, I'd like to figure out which specimens will do best in my chosen location. I also want to plant them along our side fence in the backyard, under some oaks. Will Nikko Blue do well in bright shade in the South? How about Annabelle? Any ideas for deep shade/under oaks? I want a big gal, maybe 4' or 5' round. Any advice, folks?

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