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Incrediball® Blush Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
60" 60"
48 - 60"
48 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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    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: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    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
  • 5 Reviews

    • Ordered 2 blues Incrediballs direct from Proven Winner this spring. Have grown the white with amazing results. These came packaged well. We’re planted immediately according to directions. One lived and had nice blooms. The other got great heads that never opened and then the plant completely died. Called and sent pics to PW and was told I had a mole. Had landscaper look at it and couldn’t see any reason why. I live at the ocean with sand not dirt in flower beds. Hydrangeas next to this one we’re flourishing. As is the other one. PW did not offer to replace it or give me some kind of a credit. All my flowering shrubs and plants were only from PW because I trusted them. Will never recommend again

      New Jersey
      United States
      9 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I planted an Incrediball Blush that I purchased for $15-20, for the starter quart size in late may of this year. As of today, 8/4, it has two soft-ball sized blooms sitting 16-18 inches off the ground. Two more blooms are forming on lower branches. New leaf buds are forming all along the established branches. Very impressed with this vigorous first year growth, given the size when purchased. Doing better than Bobos and Let's Dance varieties planted at same time/size. Bloom color is very attractive, the silvery pink description in the marketing materials is accurate. I very much look forward to this reaching full size in future years.

      Frank Panella
      New York
      United States
      10 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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.

      Beatriz Bobes
      United States
      1 year ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • 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.

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

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