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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Hydrangea

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Hydrangea aborescens 'Annabelle'

Plant details

The basics species of this large bushy North American shrub has flowers that are a mixture of tiny fertile florets and the larger more showy sterile ones, which in fact have coloured bracts in place of petals. The variety 'Annabelle' has only sterile florets, which makes the flower heads much larger, like spectacular white balls up to 30cm (12in) across. Plants are nominally very hardy but late frosts can damage the buds, so grow them in a sheltered corner or against a warm wall in cold gardens. Regular pruning keeps the naturally open plants dense and compact. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Genus: Hydrangea

Species: arborescens

Cultivar: Annabelle

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July


Reader reviews

Bobtail21

My hydrangea is growing in a container there is plenty of growth but no flowers can you please help!



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