Hydrandea next to a Crape Myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jason73
November 20, 2010
I have a hydrangea, that can grow 3-4 feet, I was thinking of planting it in a hole next to a crape myrtle but I'm worried it will have to fight for root space too much. Do Hydrangeas work well under these type or other types of trees?

Answer from NGA
November 20, 2010
Your new hydrangea should grow well beneath the crape myrtle. The only concern is that hydrangeas typically do best in morning sun but shade from hot afternoon sunshine. If the site gets all day sunshine you might try to find a different growing spot in your landscape. As far as root competition goes, hydrangeas are shallow rooted and crape myrtles are deep rooted. Neither plant should suffer if planted in close proximity. Good luck with your new hydrangea.

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