1. ‘Haas’ Halo’ Smooth Hydrangea
Name: Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas’ Halo’
Size: 4 to 6 feet tall and wide
Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist to dry, well-drained soil
Native range: Eastern United States
While you will certainly get titanic proportions from this heavyweight in full sun, ‘Haas’ Halo’ is as versatile and adaptable as you would expect anything from this species to be. The flower heads, up to 14 inches across, are a midsummer spectacle over the top of handsome, blue-green foliage. In spite of the weight they support, the flower stems resist flopping, remaining rigidly upright through fall and winter. Consider this for a contemporary foundation planting on the shady side of the house.
2. Kodiak® Orange Diervilla
Name: Diervilla × ‘G2X88544’
Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide
Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; medium to dry, well-drained soil
Native range: Woodland edges of eastern North America
Durable and native,…
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