Annabelle Hydrangea

Huge Blooms up to 12 Inches!!

  • Repeat bloomer summer to fall
  • Enjoy your own fresh flower cuttings
  • Large, creamy white, lacy blooms
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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.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand Proven Winners
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Well-drained
Mature Height 3-4 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Drought Tolerance Semi
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color White
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.  


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Beautiful plants
I have just bought a house and wanted to revive my front yard. Ordered Annabelle Hydrangeas 3 gallon on 4/30/17, order was shipped on 5/2/17, received 5/4/17. Plants arrived carefully packaged and soil was still moist. (I live in NJ). I used directions on the website to plant them. Hydrangeas look very healthy as other readers said. I cannot wait for them to bloom this summer! I will be definitely ordering more. Great experience!
Annabelle Hydrangeas 3 gallon
Annabelle Hydrangeas 3 gallon
May 4, 2017
Gorgeous plants
Absolutely gorgeous healthy Annabelle hydrangea plants. Ordered one them two more when I saw how healthy and beautiful they were. Very happy!!
July 31, 2016
1 year ago
Easy for me to order.
Thank you for a delightful experience. I am new to ordering Web plants. This lady was pleased and relieved of any reservations after my plants arrived in beautiful condition. Thank you to everyone who packaged them so carefully.
November 1, 2015
A reliable bloomer
I look forward, every summer,to seeing my Annabelles in bloom, and they never disappoint me. They light up a shady area in my woods until the white flowers turn green in late August. I've given this plant as a gift on a few occasions because I know it will be appreciated for many years.
August 25, 2016
1 year ago
Very healthy
I was pleased that my Annabelle Hydrangea was so carefully packaged. Looked very healthy upon arrival. So far I am very happy.

April 19, 2017
6 months ago
So far so good
the packaging was awesome, and the plants look very good. I can't wait to see what they can do!!!!!
June 3, 2017
4 months ago
The staff has been wonderful helping me with all my planting questions!!
November 8, 2016
11 months ago
The re is new growth started after only have bee planted for a couple of months.
I was disappointed when I first received them, because they were going into there dormant stage. Since I planted them there is new growth and they are doing better than other hydrangeas I planted about the same time.
April 6, 2017
10 months ago
My Annabella. Hydrangea bush is doing beautifully to early to say I purchase it only one month ago I will have to wait next year for any blooms so far it look very prometing. Thank you beatrice
August 23, 2017
2 months ago
Gorgeous! healthy, full size, prompt shipping, great job!
August 31, 2017
1 month ago
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I love the big blooms
jacalyn j on Oct 8, 2017
Color and size
Carol W on Aug 24, 2017
I love the big blooms
jacalyn j on Oct 8, 2017
A dear friend of mine just lost her mother whose name was Annabelle so I'm purchasing this and giving it to my friend in honor of her mother
Lori K on Sep 5, 2017
Color and size
Carol W on Aug 24, 2017
Wanted to send a plant to an avid gardner whose mom passed. The plants on flower sites looked sad and pathetic, these looked hearty and beautiful.
Adrienne L on Aug 2, 2017
wonderful flowers , blooms for long time ,I just love them!!!!
Rita P on Jul 11, 2017
I had beautiful hydrangrageas at my last house and really miss them. They were beautiful all summer and fall I'm looking forward to these.
Kristin A on Jul 2, 2017
i just love the clean look of white hydrangeas and I wanted a kind that would look in a vase inside the house
Minori C on Jun 25, 2017
A friend recommended it for the shaded front of our house.
Tracy B on May 20, 2017
They're beautiful and bloom all summer.
Gabrielle J on Jan 21, 2017
i carefully read all the info and it matched the criteria of the place i was looking to plant a flowering bush or shrub in my yard. there was some conflicting info about whether they grow in south central florida so i did some additional research online and think i have a good chance of getting it to grow here in tampa bay based on others' success. i was partial to these because they grow in the azores, portugal so I'm taking my chances :)
amanda s on Nov 8, 2016
My daughter requested this hydrangea for her Christmas gift. She knew her mother would be mostly likely to locate them in November.
Samantha M on Nov 1, 2016
will be a beautiful big size when mature
michael b on Jul 25, 2016
They are magnificent...just love them!!
Ginette H on Jul 25, 2016
Purchased plant because it is offered large, ready to plant with immediate shipping
Ginette H on Jul 21, 2016
A dear friend of mine just lost her mother whose name was Annabelle so I'm purchasing this and giving it to my friend in honor of her mother
Lori K on Sep 5, 2017
Wanted to send a plant to an avid gardner whose mom passed. The plants on flower sites looked sad and pathetic, these looked hearty and beautiful.
Adrienne L on Aug 2, 2017
How big does it grow, how much room do I need?
Ken T on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: up to 5 ft tall and wide.
Does it bloom in tampa area in Florida ?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend against growing this in this area of FL. You could try it if you had a little bit of shade and watered deeply often. You would have to baby it because of the heat.
Do the flowers droop over?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My Annabelles do not droop and they are in a fairly dry, shaded location. Did yours droop after a heavy rain? Are they in a wetter location? Do they look stressed in any other way?
Is there a guarantee on these hydrangeas? How large are the plants when they arrive? Thx
A shopper on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can purchase a one year warranty at checkout.
Do u need to trim before winter?
A shopper on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Prune late winter to early spring. Right before the new growth emerges. This Hydrangea blooms on new wood.
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