Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea
This year I've planted a Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea, hydrangea quercifolia, (Sike's Dwarf) in the corner of my city shade garden. At maturity it will have a spread of about five feet and a height of about three feet. The foliage is oakleaf shaped and is chartruse green. The blooms are luxuriant creamy white and look like soft serve ice cream cones. The leaves will turn brilliant red in fall and even the bark is interesting. I highly recommend it.