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Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

Posted by bried621 none (My Page) on
Tue, May 27, 14 at 19:33

Hi,
Which hydrangea is best for a 50 foot long hedge in full sun? Also this will be visible from the road at the end of the driveway adjacent to the house. Think it will look ok in winter? They will be planted in front of a chainlink fence. Oh I am in NJ. New to gardening but adore hydrangeas.
Thanks!!


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RE: Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

Few better than H. paniculata 'Limelight' for a full sun hedge. These bloom in July if you don't prune too late. You can keep the dead blooms on all winter if you like (Google image search that).

Use the following link for a walkthrough and other useful information.

Here is a link that might be useful: Limelight Hedge information


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RE: Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

Thank you! I was thinking limelight. I do like the mophead varieties but for a beautiful hedge I would go for the limelight.


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RE: Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

What about incrediball?


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RE: Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

If Limelight is a no go then I'd use any of the paniculatas, or better yet use them all and mix them up. That way if/when one dies and needs to be replaced it won't stick out like a sore thumb. And eventually you will lose one.


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RE: Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

I love Limelight and have many in my yard. Would't be without it! And I think the dried blooms look great in the winter.

Quick Fire is another to consider if you'd like something that blooms sooner. Bees and butterflies love it too.

I also really like Incrediball, although none of mine is in sun all day. It would be a little fussier about having enough water than Limelight or Quick Fire, I think.


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RE: Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

I've seen one that was a mixture of Limelight, Quickfire and Vanilla Strawberry. Very nice.


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RE: Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

Oh I like that idea of mixing Quickfire and Limelight so you have flowers for longer. How would you alternate?
Also, about when (what month each year) do they come in and when do they flower? Just wondering how many months I would have privacy from the neighbors!
Thanks!


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RE: Best for hedge in full sun zone 6a

I believe they both bloom midsummer to fall.

Kate


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