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Hydrangeas: Recommend me a compact Hydrangea

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Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #6677948

Hi everyone,

I want to get a hydrangea, but space is limited. Can anyone here recommend one that is compact? I once saw one online but forgot the name.

Thanks
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 13, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #6680385

The Cityline Series Paris should be compact enough. There are others in the series but the jury is still out on whether they will really stay small or turn out to be slow-growing large plants. Paris is one of the original ones and it appears to stay small after 3 years. You can also purchase Pia, also known as Pink Elf.
bookreader451
Troy, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #6680406

Pia is a great compact hydrangea or check out the cityline hydrangeas. None of them get very big.

I have Cityline Paris (new this year do I can't tell you about the blooms yet) and it is doing very well.
Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2009
3:57 AM

Post #6680890

Oh thank you, i think cityline was the one i read about before. Is this still a good time to plant one? My area is 6a.
bookreader451
Troy, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2009
10:52 AM

Post #6681414

Hyrangea or okay to plant pretty much anytime. I have planted fall and spring but I am off to buy forever and ever blue heaven today while DH is not home. They do like afternoon shade so keep that in mind.

The only one I have in full sun is my ES and I have to give it about a gallon of water (or more) a day to keep it from wilting. I would move it but I love it where it is so it is worth the extra effort.
Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2009
4:52 PM

Post #6682407

I actually have a reserved spot in my front yard, gets sun until sometime around 12pm, then is all shade since the sun hides behind the house. I cannot wait to get it.
bookreader451
Troy, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2009
9:47 PM

Post #6683342

Which one did you decide on? My mom called me today and told me her Pia is covered in blooms. I wish I could grow it here :(

I got my new hydrangea in the ground before DH got home. I am hoping he won't notice.

ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6683490

You could grow Pia if you want, you'd just have to protect it over the winter.
bookreader451
Troy, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2009
10:52 PM

Post #6683500

I protect all my mopheads even those in my zone. I have an applenglow (sp) that is zone 6 and not much luck so far. I am chicken and sticking to my zone. The only luck I have had outside my zone is mini roses but with major winter protection.
luis_pr
Hurst, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 14, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #6684089

Many of the Cityline varieties are advertised to be good in Zone 5. However, I have not heard from anyone in that zone regarding the claim to be hardy so I attest to that. You could check with local nurseries that carry them.
snapple45
Holland, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2009
2:52 AM

Post #6684409

Forever & Ever 'Double Pink' is very small. 24 to 30 inches tall and 36" wide. It is remontant ( blooms on new wood) making it a good choice for small gardens in the north. Mine blooms reliably in zone 5 without any winter protection. They are a slow grower and appreciate a handful of super phosphate in early spring to encourage bloom. They may be hard to find. I've never seen them in any local garden center. I internet ordered.

http://www.foreverhydrangea.com/info_dblpink.aspx
Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2009
3:16 AM

Post #6684511

I went out today to check a couple of nearby nurseries, but the ones i found were pretty big, did not find the cityline type at all. So i went online and found them. I will be ordering it soon once i compare prices. :-}

snapple that one is a beauty, does it change colors with acid adjustment like some others?
bookreader451
Troy, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2009
11:06 AM

Post #6685112

I got a cityline from Bluestone on sale for 6.50. It was very small but it is growing very well. It ahould bloom nicely next year.



snapple45
Holland, OH
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2009
1:30 PM

Post #6685441

Yes, you can change the flower color of 'Double PInk' to blue. It's actually small enough to be used as an edger to the larger hydrangeas.
The most important feature, in my zone, is it's ability to bloom on new wood.
Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2009
8:04 PM

Post #6686855

Ok everybody, I went out today to look around for some plants. But to my surprise i found a forever and ever one. And thanks to your advise i think i made a good choice. I truly did not think i would find it at a big store like Lowes, but it was and i just had to have it. It was priced good too at 14.95. This is it, tell me what you think. Just finished planting it too!

http://www.foreverhydrangea.com/info_peppermint.aspx

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bookreader451
Troy, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2009
8:50 PM

Post #6686984

Looks good. Just wait it won't be your last small hydrangea.

I almost bought peppermint yesterday too. I did buy Blue Heaven. If I hadn't already bought 8 clematis this week I would have gotten it.

One note about peppermint it will bloom blue or pink depending on PH.


Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2009
9:24 PM

Post #6687075

Oh boy, that is not good, knowing me and my never ending list of stuff and plants i "need" to get for my garden. You would think that a small yard would deter me, but nope.
bookreader451
Troy, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #6687169

My yard is small too but I manage to find room for the wish list

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