Q.I live in zone 10. I would love to have an oakleaf hydrangea in my garden but from what I’ve read, it doesn’t appear that zone
10 is suitable. However, I saw a local nursery advertising oakleaf hydrangeas so now I wonder if it would survive in my area. Since they were very expensive, I don’t want to buy one if it would not do well. Thank you!
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Yes, you can grow them in Zone 10. The zone recommendations reflect optimal conditions, but with the proper care you should have success with these. You should have a talk with the garden nursery folks who are selling these in your area. You may need to give your plant a bit of shade and protect it from intense heat. Here's an article on oakleaf hydrangeas: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/care-for-oakleaf-hydrangea.htm