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Incrediball® Blush Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

Exposure
  • 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"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
48 - 60"
  • Details

    Features

    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

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Summer through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    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
  • 6 Reviews

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    • Purchased from Home Depot. The plant was packaged poorly, only little soil was in the pot and the leaves were dry. The plant died after a few days. I am so disappointed as I did not expect this from Proven winners.

      Feliza Padilla
      , California
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • 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

      Dotti
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 2 years 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.

      Trisha
      , 3 years 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

      Ann Cushley
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 3 years ago
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