Plant of the Week: Hydrangea

A perfect fit. 

Bobo® is the smallest Hydrangea paniculata on the market (3' tall and 3-4' wide). That's noteworthy in its own right, but the really special thing is that it opens up a lot of possibilities for landscapers and gardeners.

Typical H. paniculata get pretty big - 8 or 10' tall. They're good for hedges, or as a high impact specimen in a larger bed. But Bobo® can be used as a foundation planting or en masse. It can be tucked into a smaller border, and even used in container gardens. Since it's a super hardy USDA Zone 3 it gives cold-climate patio gardeners a beautiful new option for their planters.

Another cute little hydrangea is Invincibelle Wee White®, a dwarf form of 'Annabelle'. Dwarf 'Annabelle', you say? Yes - you already know how to use this little guy. You've probably been laying awake at night dreaming of the day that you had such a hydrangea - and here it is!

Invincibelle Wee White® grows 1-2.5' tall and wide. Normally I don't recommend H. arborescens in containers. They're plants that really like to be in the ground. But this little plant seems to do OK in a planter. It's certainly hardy enough - USDA Zone 3.

Both Invincibelle Wee White® and Bobo® hydrangeas will grow well in full sun. They will do OK in partial shade, but you will likely see more flowers in full sun, especially as you go farther north.

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