Lil' Ruby Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea is another option for my flowerbed. Need to replace two bushes that died b/c of our landscaper digging them up in November two years ago and not putting them back in the ground propely!
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Forever Pink' is the best truly dwarf hydrangea, slowly reaching a height of 2 to 3 feet instead of the usual 5. Flowers appear in June, a month earlier than most, and continue until frost. These shade-tolerant plants grow well under trees or on the shady side of a building.