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Hydrangea quercifolia Sikes Dwarf - Sikes Dwarf Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia Sikes Dwarf is about half the plant that you might expect from the full size species. For most gardens this is a good thing. It is hard to fit a plant capable of 8-12 feet tall and wide. Hydrangea Sikes Dwarf tops out at 4-6 feet tall and wide in our gardens. The flowers are in smaller clusters and tend to bloom off cycle from the species in mixed plantings. This has made for much more continuous blooming by having more than one variety in a garden. Hydrangea quercifolia can grow in full sun near the coast and in the northern section of its range, but for inland gardens plants will perform better in a shady garden. Hydrangea Sikes Dwarf is drought tolerant if it has to be, and can get by reasonably with intermittent irrigation once established. Hydrangea quercifolia is Winter hardy to zone 5

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Hydrangea quercifolia Sikes Dwarf, Oak Leaf Hydrangea