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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Common Name:
Smooth Hydrangea
Plant Type:
Perennial, Shrub
Sun to Part Sun
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Garden Height:
48-72 Inches
Garden Spread:
36-60 Inches
  • Large, globe-shaped flowers
  • Blooms begin green and mature to white
  • Great in fresh or dried floral arrangements

Hydrangea 'Annabelle' has beautiful big, bold white flowers that adorn the shrub mid-summer into fall. The blooms can be 14" across and gradually mature from green to pure white. A wonderful traditional plant to have in the garden!

Uses: Beds, Borders, Foundations, Mass Plantings, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies
Notable Features: Shade Tolerant, Blooms on new wood, Good to cut for fresh or dried arrangements, Can't miss it in the landscape

Homeowner Growing Tips: Known for it's large, symmetrical, tight blooms and is a favorite in northern climates because it flowers on new wood. It can be pruned in the fall or spring, or also in mid to late summer once it is done blooming. The blooms tend to collapse because they are so large and heavy, so staking may be necessary. Leaving a framework of about 2' will help support the new growth and result in less flopping.

Review (1)

  • Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

    Posted by Lucian Lombardi on Jun 25th 2021

    The plants are in excellent health and were packaged very well