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Incrediball® Blush Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
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Incrediball® Blush Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60


Bigger, blusher, better!

Incrediball hydrangeas are beloved for their stout stems and massive blooms. Incrediball® Blush hydrangea adds a new color to the series - a beautiful silvery-pink. This hydrangea combines the rock-solid reliability of the classic 'Annabelle' hydrangea with the improved stem strength, bodacious blooms, and enormous flowers of the Incrediball series. Enjoy these fabulous blooms every year, even in chilly USDA zone 3! This species of hydrangea is native to North America.

Top reasons to grow Incrediball® Blush hydrangea:

- an improved version of 'Annabelle' with strong stems and huge pink flowers

- Reblooming - new flowers are produced through frost

- Excellent in the landscape or as a cut flower, both fresh and dried

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Deadheading Not Necessary
Native to North America


Plant Type: 
Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
60 - 72 Inches
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
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Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Light Requirement: 
Maintenance Category: 
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Summer through Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
Water Category: 
Border Plant
Dried Flower
Mass Planting
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Mass plantings, landscapes, naturalizing, cutting gardens, mixed borders.

Maintenance Notes: 

Smooth hydrangeas, also known as 'Annabelle' hydrangeas, are some of the easiest and most reliable types you can grow, especially if you live in a cold climate. Caring for them is simple: in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems, cut the plant back by about one-third its height. That's it! If you wish, you can apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs, like a rose fertilizer.

The largest blooms develop after the plant has become established - typically about 3 years after planting. The plant will bloom before this, but they won't start reaching their maximum size until they have developed a good root system.

Smooth hydrangeas like Incrediball Blush can grow in full sun in cooler climates - a minimum of 6 hours a day ensures the strongest stems, the biggest blooms, and the best flower color. However, the warmer your climate, the more shade they can take; afternoon shade is particularly beneficial in these areas.

Don't hesitate to harvest flowers to enjoy in a vase or dry for craft projects - this reblooming hydrangea will simply create more!

Incrediball® Blush Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA4' USPP 28,280, Can 5,624
  • I felt very upset when I received my plants that I bought through Home Depot. They came with all the yellow bottom sheets and other meals by incepts or items, a big difference with what I could see on their wed site.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Beatriz Bobes
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I used to have the Hydrangea species native to Asia but they did poorly so I replaced them with this native. It blooms on new wood, so winter won't rob me of flowers. Also, I did not realize it reblooms! It is currently in bloom here in NC in September. Was delivered healthy and packaged very well. The gallon size is huge. The size compares to my old hydrangeas I had had for a few years.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    1 year ago
  • I have seen this kind before here in Ontario Canada but never this beautiful colour....Will keep it here and I know several Garden Centres that stock the Proven Winners will share your page and thank you for being on facebook

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Ann Cushley
    Sault Ste. Marie
    2 years ago
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