Oak Leaf Hydrangea – Too Late To Plant It Outside?

Q: I purchased an oak leaf hydrangea back in the spring. It’s still in a two-gallon pot, doing very well. Is it too late in the season to plant it outside? 

A: There’s no reason not to plant this hydrangea, as well as other potted shrubs, immediately. The soil will be plenty warm enough to help roots grow between now and January.