Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), shrub

Good to plant here? Yes Why? Burgundy fall color; peeling bark for winter interest; white-to-pink flower clusters dry on plant Native to: Southeast U.S. Needs: Sun to part-shade; moist, well-drained soil Grows to: 4 to 6 feet high and wide Bonus fact: Introduced to gardens by Philadelphia botanist John Bartram in 1791. For more help choosing trees and shrubs, see the Web sites of the Morton Arboretum, mortonarb.org; the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, chicagobotanic.org; or the University of Illinois Extension, http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cook/urbanhort.html.
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