Small, drought tolerant hydrangeas

nancy0903October 6, 2007

I have heard that there are some hydrangeas which are less thirsty. Are there any that remain small (3 feet tall)? Thanks,Nancy

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radovan
    Bookmark   October 6, 2007 at 6:04PM
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razorback33(z7)

Oakleaf Hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia) will tolerate periods of drought, but may not bloom during dry periods.
There are some dwarf cultivars; 'Pee Wee' & 'Sikes Dwarf' are a couple of them, that grow to a height of 4-5' and about as wide. They are suckering plants and can be maintained in a more narrow profile, if the suckers are removed each year.
The Oakleafs prefer alkaline soil, but grow and bloom quite well in slightly acidic soil.
Will require frequent moisture application until roots become well established. Does not tolerate wet or boggy sites.
Hope this helps :-)
Rb

    Bookmark   October 6, 2007 at 6:25PM
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