Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
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Mature Size: Develops to a height of 3-5' with a spread of 4-6' at maturity. Can conveniently be cared for and kept at any height/spread.
Sun Preference: Full sun light or partial shade, also full shade. Needs to stay moist in full sun. Flowers June - September.
Hardiness Zones: Annabelle Hydrangea can be trusted to grow in tolerance Zones 3-9.
Tree/Shrub Type: This is an deciduous multi-stem shrub, which can also be trained into tree form.
Annabelle Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle') show cases bold white blossoms at the ends of the branches from the middle to late summertime. The blossoms are exceptional for cutting. It has emerald green foliage throughout the growing season. The heart-shaped leafage does not evolve to any type of noticeable autumn tones. The fruit is not ornamentally noteworthy. The smooth green bark is not especially impressive.
An multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an essentially rounded shape. Its coarse as well as noticeably vibrant texture could be quite dependable in a well balanced landscape design. Annabelle like many Hydrangeas can also be trained to fill out a small tree form.
This shrub will benefit from occasional hands on care. Best to prune in late winter time or early spring. Prune to shape, or to a few inches of the ground. It has no significant adverse qualities.
Often recommended for landscape purposes in order to incorporate large showy flowers, general garden use or mass planting typically as a hedge.
Annabelle Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle') will develop to be about 4-5 feet high at maturity, with a spread of 4-6 feet. Un-pruned It tends to be a little spindly, with a regular clearance of 1 foot from the ground. As a whole it develops at a quick pace, and in the optimal environment can be anticipated to live for roughly two decades.
This shrub does well in both complete sunlight and full shade. It likes to be in ordinary to wet conditions; should not be permitted to dry out. It is not fussy about soil media or pH. It is highly tolerant of city air pollution, so will grow well in city atmospheres. Take into consideration applying a thick mulch around the root area in winter time to safeguard in exposed places or colder zones.
Growth Rate: Thrives at a fast pace with a life expentancy of 20+ years.
Soil Preference: Not particular to soil type or pH.
Annabelle is a spectacular white hydrangea, typically producing flower heads over 10 inches in diameter. Huge!
Unlike the far better recognized blue and pink hydrangeas (macrophyllas), Annabelle flowers reliability each year.
You may also prune it a little or to the ground during the winter or early spring, and still have significant ball-shaped white flowers appear galore without fail. This is possible as it flowers on new growth instead of prior years growth.
* From softwood and hardwood herbaceous stem cuttings