Advice for Oakleaf Hydrangeas
I live in South-central Kansas (zone 6b.) We have harsh summers and harsh winters and experience frequent droughts. I am planning to plant a Hydrangea quercifoia 'Alice' and a Hydrangea quercifoia 'Pee Wee' on the North side of my house. They will get approximately three hours of direct sunlight per day and will be planted in well-drained sandy soil. My local nursery man said that Oakleaf Hydrangeas die to the ground each year in my area. Is there anyone else out there who grows oakleaf hydrangeas in SC Kansas who can affirm this?