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emshea wrote:Nov 13, 2013
chacha53 wrote:Feb 26, 2017
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    Dreamscape Outdoor Living & Garden Inc.

    I love this beautiful landscape feature in
    cool shades of green and white. Great questions! Here's my thoughts

    Q. Are they planted inside the fence close
    to the fence so they peep out the other side?

    A. This looks like a variety that grows at
    least as tall as the fence so yes, branches would show on the other side of the
    fence. When choosing a hydrangea, note the mature height and width, then you'll
    know how much space is needed when you plant them.

    Q. Are they trimmed at the bottom area of
    the plant or do they just grow naturally with that space between the plant and
    the ground?

    A. Yes I would say these shrubs have been
    trimmed to remove the lower branches. The one in the picture may be a variety
    of Panicle hydrangea (H. Paniculata) which is suitable for a deciduous hedge.
    Different varieties require different pruning (trimming) it's not difficult,
    just do a little research or ask at your garden center when you purchase the
    shrub.

    In your
    picture, the shrubs are growing in a bed of soil next to the fence, this is
    great idea because the shrubs are not competing with lawn grass for water and
    nutrients. I recommend installing lawn edging between the lawn and the bed, http://www.yardproduct.com/  the lawn edging gives a nice, neat look and
    prevents grass and weeds from growing
    into the bed (example below).

    There are
    many different varieties of hydrangea, they vary in size from 3' to 20' tall,
    your best bet is to visit your local garden center and ask about hydrangeas
    that grow well in your area. Here's a few pictures to give you an idea:

    [Example One[(https://www.houzz.com/magazine/great-design-plant-oakleaf-hydrangea-stsetivw-vs~3468309)

    [Example Two[(https://www.houzz.com/magazine/california-gardeners-june-checklist-stsetivw-vs~10542936)

    Example Three

  • chacha53
    I would like to thank you for responding to my question and Thank you for the 3 example . I have enjoyed reading them. Those sites also had links to other sites where I was able to get more info. Love hydrandes . Thank you for taking the time in answering my question and giving me references to be able to learn more. It was very much appreciated . Happy Holidays
Stephen Paiz wrote:Jan 16, 2015
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    Linden L.A.N.D. Group

    Hi Stephen, sorry for the delay - I didn't see your question til now. It's a vinyl fence but we didn't install it so I don't know the manufacturer.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

julie_bote
Julie Bote added this to dream houseSep 3, 2019

I love the fence and of course, the hydrangea

chiot
Brady added this to f l o r a.Aug 25, 2019

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' and can get 6-8' high and wide

joelweaver79
Joel & Heidi Weaver added this to YardAug 12, 2019

These white floral bushes are pretty

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Melissa Thurmond added this to FencingAug 11, 2019

more formal rail fence construction not in white...

webuser_80287371
Weldon Rohling added this to GatesAug 10, 2019

Instead of trees. Looks very clean

bev1joe2
EICH INTERIOR DESIGN, LLC added this to LANDSCAPE IDEAS - Gem LakeJul 28, 2019

The Limelight is so easy to grow

frank_taylor64
Frank Taylor added this to LandscapingJul 5, 2019

Would love to have these along the fence line

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