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:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 5 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:hy-DRAIN-juh ar-bo-RES-senzDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 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. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before spring growth. 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:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreLore:Hydrangea arborescens is native to southern Missouri. 'Annabelle' is a naturally occurring cultivar which was discovered in the wild near Anna, Illinois.