Problems with Oakleaf Hydrangea
About 3 years ago I planted 'Alice' against the foundation of my house. It more than doubled in size but never got any buds or blooms. After 2 years during the winter, I cut it back very severely and moved its location to a sunnier and less protected spot (thinking it needed more sun to flower). Last year it grew in tall stalks and then got chomped by some deer. (Of course it never flowered.) (Is this the saddest abuse story of a hydrangea or what?)
Now that it's spring I want to do the right thing for the poor plant. I know I pruned it way to much and now I'm thinking that the new location isn't so hot either.
Can anyone give me some advice on how to save my oakleaf and perhaps get it to flower? Thanks.