Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'Item #4171 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Stunning pure white flowers, much larger than others of the species - up to 12 inches across! Flowers appear in late spring to summer, often continuing into fall. Strong, straight stems hold the huge flower heads up well, despite heavy rain. This full, lush shrub needs plenty of room to show off its spectacular beauty. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil - weekly, or more.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hy-DRAIN-juh ar-bo-RES-senzDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, North American Native SelectionFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late Spring to FallFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsAstilbe (Astilbe); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Dogwood (Cornus); Rose Of Sharon (Hibiscus); Viburnum (Viburnum)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil. Best in partial shade. Apply mulch to conserve soil moisture and protect in harsh winters. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. .Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Blooms best on new wood; prune in spring, just before new growth emerges.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.Light Needs:Partial sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain consistently moist soil - weekly, or more.
- History & LoreLore:Hydrangea arborescens is native to southern Missouri. 'Annabelle' is a naturally occurring cultivar which was discovered in the wild near Anna, Illinois.