The Annabelle Hydrangea is a hardy shrub that displays stunning white blossoms that can reach 12” in diameter. The Annabelle is one of the oldest flowering shrubs that can be found in an American garden! Don’t miss out on a classic shrub that will continue to bloom year after year.
Enjoy continuous flower cuttings right from your own yard! As your hydrangea blooms, take cuttings and make your own flower arrangements indoors!
The Annabelle typically grows 3-5 feet tall. Clusters of dazzling white flowers form in huge rounded heads called corymbs that can reach a diameter of 12.” Wow! Those are some pretty large flower heads. The flowers are produced in the summer months, and will re-bloom during fall. That’s double the bloom time. It prefers partial shade, but will tolerate heat. Once the Annabelle Hydrangea is established, it is easy to grow.
Annabelle Hydrangeas look great when used as a summer time hedge or even in a woodland garden. The bright white color of the blossoms and rounded bushy shape makes this shrub a great backdrop for perennials. The Annabelle Hydrangea is a great landscape shrub that never gets overwhelming and compliments every color in the garden beautifully. Try mixing the Annabelle Hydrangea with the Pennymac or Nikko Blue Hydrangea to provide great color combinations.
This hydrangea prefers partial shade, so ensure that this is taken into consideration when deciding of the placement of your new hydrangea. Make sure that you plant in well-drained soil and it is planted no deeper than the pot it is planted in. Water your hydrangea after planting and maintain a regular watering cycle. Prune your Annabelle Hydrangea after the summer flowers have faded away in the summer. Remove all dead stems and flower heads. This hydrangea blooms on new wood so you can prune heavily in the dormant season.
|Grows in Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'|
How To Care for your new Annabelle Hydrangea
When planting your Annabelle Hydrangea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Hydrangeas. Avoid planting hydrangeas in summer when temperatures are mid80s or higher.
The Annabelle Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil. In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade. This variety's color is not affected by soil pH. Keep the soil moist, but not saturated, especially in summer and in the first year after planting. Throughout its life Hydrangeas will do best with a deep watering once weekly during hot temperatures. Mulching at about 3 inches deep is highly recommended for hydrangeas. Mulching will cut back on watering needs and protect your plant in extreme temperatures. Choose a slow release fertilizer for flowering plants. Fertilize once in spring after the last chance of frost and again in early summer for best results. You don’t need to prune hydrangeas, but pruning lightly after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant. This hydrangea grows on new wood so you can prune more heavily in the dormant season.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. You can treat mites, scale, whiteflies, and aphids naturally with neem oil or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Fungal infection can be prevented by making sure the planting site has good drainage and by avoiding overhead watering. Fungal infections can be treated with a fungicide. Generally, treating fungus after infection isn't effective so if you have problems with other plants or in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring.
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Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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