Growing Hydrangeas in Morning Shade & Afternoon Sun

Asked April 24, 2020, 1:46 PM EDT

Hi there - I'd love to plan 3 Endless Summer Hydrangea shrubs in the front of my house, but I'm worried they won't last long. This area is morning shade and afternoon soon, probably not until 1pm in the summer. Should I scrap the idea and add them to my backyard which gets morning sun and afternoon shade?

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

That probably would be the best course of action, however, if the plants are well watered in Either location they should do OK. The afternoon sun is combined with intense heat, so wilting would likely happen, even if you water them. Also, moisture conserving mulch such as chips or compost will be of benefit.