Free plan: A garden of outdoor rooms

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Shade-loving plant picks

Shade-loving plants: 6

6. Oakleaf hydrangea A slow-growing shrub, 6 to 8 feet tall, with white flowers in late spring and summer, and deeply lobed green leaves that turn bronze or crimson in fall. Part shade in hottest climates.

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