I have 238 ft along my back yard that I need a hedge for. I want something that grows a maximum height of 8 ft because I don't want to be pruning all of the time. I have 3/4 of an acre and it is almost completely shaded and it will stay that way. The back fence gets about 4-5 hours of morning sun and that is about it. My house faces SW and I live in zone 8.
My problem is that I keep getting mixed information on hydrangea care. Some say partial sun, some say completely shaded, others say they need shade but can't be planted under a tree. Am I supposed to build a tent over it or something. I am so confused my head hurts.