Hydrangea Annabelle Description
Even gardeners in Minnesota can be successful with this colorful Goliath of a Hydrangea!
Although many of the blue & red type Hydrangeas fail to bloom in the colder regions, Annabelle Hydrangea never misses a show.
This queen of the Hydrangeas blooms on both old & new growth, so even the killing winters of North Dakota won't keep this flowering shrub from creating a jaw-dropping show!
This Hydrangea was discovered in an Anna, Illinois garden & has become a favorite of American gardeners with its huge 12" flower heads which make ideal cut flowers.
Garden design enthusiasts are also appreciate the usefulness of this hybrid whether as a hedge plant, single specimen, or even a foundation plant up near the house!
Hydrangeas are continuing to take the flowering shrub world by storm. They are widely adaptable to both clay & sandy soil provided they are given copious amounts of water during the prolonged summer dry spells.
Almost all Hydrangeas thrive under morning sun with protection from the intense afternoon sun.
Special Features: Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Heat Tolerant, Long Blooming, Moisture Tolerant, Multi-Seasonal Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
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- Height x Width:
4' x 5'
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Background, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Massing, Ornamental, Specimen
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #: None
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Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Mulch to conserve moisture, and buffer soil temperatures.
Light: Most varieties tolerate full sun in the North, but benefit from afternoon shade. In the South, plants require afternoon shade. Tolerates full sun only if grown with consistent moisture. Intolerant of drought, with foliage tending to decline considerably in dry conditions
Water: Water to keep soil moist, but not wet. Spacing: 4 - 6 feet
Fertilizing: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15).
Winterizing: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew. If desired, wrap H. macrophylla varieties with burlap, or other material to help flower buds overwinter in colder climates.
Maintenance & Pruning: Blooms on new wood, so can be pruned in the fall, winter, or spring. However, it is not necessary to prune them every year. It is suggested that one trim out crossing branches and those that do not contribute to an attractive form whenever necessary.
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