'PeeWee' Oakleaf hydragea

haley45(7b)May 12, 2009

I was wondering if anyone has used 'PeeWee' in their foundation plantings? (Or if this would even work well in that capacity?)

I would love to see pictures! I bought this gorgeous plant at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant sale and am thinking about digging up one of the Jap. hollies in the corner of a bed on the right side of my front door that is shaped like 1/4 of a circle. Its southeast exposure so would get full morning sun until about 11am or so and then shade for the rest of the day. I was going to post a picture but can't figure out how to upload an image (sorry for my ignorance - I'm a newbie!).

Thanks for all your help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
EGO45(6bCT)

If it's a front/entrance foundation bed, winter appearance of PeeWee (or any other hydrangea for that matter, probably with paniculata in tree form being just one exception) will make you to regret your decision of planting it there.
Otherwise, from the horticultural point of view, this would be a completely suitable location.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 10:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
haley45(7b)

Thanks ego45. I think that it would probably look ok looking straight at the house since the hydrangea would have in the corner of a pie-shaped bed with a "skirt" of japanese hollies and irises that would remain evergreen and block, but I had failed to take into consideration that my front porch is one of the "sides" of the bed and so visitors would get a close-up view. I was just trying to find a place up front b/c I have an 85lb. border collie/husky mix that gets to play in the backyard and every once in a while gets a little excited and likes to munch on things with branches, which is not a great thing since hydrangeas are poisonous to dogs. Maybe there is a place that is far enough back in my backyard border that would be out of harm's way (he knows that he is not supposed to be in mom's flowers). Thanks for your help!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2009 at 11:13AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Container size for hydrangea
I have a landscape plan made for my yard by a pro who...
cakbu
Everlasting series
I'm a grower in RI and tried the Everlasting series...
theplayer
So Cal Hydrangeas growth is stunt
Hi, I live about 3 miles from the beach in Southern...
nikole220
Need help with hydrangea companions
Hello. I am putting in a new bed this Spring. It is...
suz9601
Oakleaf Hydrangeas and Late Freezes
I will be planting a Snow Queen Oakleaf Hydrangea and...
samnsarah
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™