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Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60

Features

Super-sized flowers!

Incrediball hydrangea will make you say WOW - it's an improved version of the garden classic 'Annabelle' hydrangea, but with strong, sturdy stems that don't flop over and extra-large blooms to boot. White flowers begin to appear in mid-summer and open to enormous snowballs, nearly the size of basketballs! They then age to a lush jade green, which persists through frost. It's a super easy, super reliable North American native that grows in chilly USDA zone 3 all the way up to USDA zone 8/9. Plant Incrediball hydrangea in your landscape and find out for yourself just how big, beautiful, and rewarding it can be.

Top reasons to grow Incrediball hydrangea:

- enormous, long-lasting flowers every summer

- Strong, sturdy stems keeps blooms showy and upright

- easy to grow native shrub

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Native to North America

Characteristics

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

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Landscapes, naturalizing, hedges, perennial gardens. Also makes a very dramatic cut flower.

Maintenance Notes: 

For the biggest, most abundant blooms and strongest stems, plant where it gets at least six hours of sun each day (warmer climates can get away with a bit less). A good layer of shredded bark mulch helps minimize water loss.

As for pruning, cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height each spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on stems. This serves to build up a strong, supportive, woody base while also encouraging abundant new growth for plenty of flowers. 

If you wish to fertilize, an application of a rose fertilizer in early spring, once the soil has thawed, is sufficient. 

Incrediball® Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' USPP 20,571, Can 4,166
  • I have many hydrangeas around my yard and planted this one last year in spring. It initially did beautifully and bloomed gorgeous flowers in summer.. Then we had a couple days of heavy rain. I wasn't concerned because it is supposed to tolerate most areas. However with the clay soil we have in northern IL, the roots must have gotten waterlogged and the entire plant died. I was so disappointed. The rest of my hydrangeas were not affected.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Barbara J Zarach
    Roselle
    Illinois
    United States
    32 weeks ago
  • I have many hydrangeas around my yard and planted this one last year in spring. It initially did beautifully and bloomed gorgeous flowers in summer.. Then we had a couple days of heavy rain. I wasn't concerned because it is supposed to tolerate most areas. However with the clay soil we have in northern IL, the roots must have gotten waterlogged and the entire plant died. I was so disappointed. The rest of my hydrangeas were not affected.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Barbara J Zarach
    Roselle
    Illinois
    United States
    32 weeks ago
  • Last year was my first planting. My tiny plants produced gorgeous blooms. I planted 4 good quality hydrangea plants. 3 stayed healthy and prolific, one started yellowing leaves and dropped leaves before its time. I know it will be replaced in spring if it does not start to grow happily on its own.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Karen Albert
    Sherwood Park
    Alberta
    Canada
    34 weeks ago
  • Hello all, I actually loved and I am glad I ordered this plant it was healthy and within it’s first year grew outstanding. I recommend multiple of these for a WOW affect right away when they all bloom.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Hector Marquez
    China grove
    North Carolina
    United States
    37 weeks ago
  • Beautiful plant. Very showy. Blooms not quite as large as advertised. I love it, until it rains. Then the branches lay on the ground or break off. The branches are not as sturdy as reported.

    Mine is planted in full sun against a fence.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jim Chakeres
    Columbus
    Ohio
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Look beautiful

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    John Gorski
    Frankfort
    Illinois
    United States
    3 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    virginia reyes
    Fresno
    California
    United States
    3 years ago
  • A beautiful shrub grows freely and I only water when I see them wilt down slightly. Tolerates southern summer sun like a champ. Excessive hot days consistently above 90+ degrees tends to stress the blooms and reduce the size. I fertilize with an all purpose fertilizer about 6 times during the summer. Best food for these garden beauties is Black Kow. Once in the spring once in the fall. Buy as many as u have space for they are beautiful.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Ernest Turman
    Sanford
    North Carolina
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I have 4 of these plants, one in a different location from the others. They grow well, have strong branches that don't need staking. I get flowers every year, but they are not as big as I was led to believe. Except for the stronger branches, the flowers are very similar to my Anabelle hydrangeas. I expected much more of a display.

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    Terri
    Toronto
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • I am totally in love with this hydrangea....this is my second season with it and I can wait for it to bloom. Last year the flowers were absolutely beautiful and huge. First came a beautiful lime green, then turned brilliant white and stayed like that all summer. I even left the flowers on in the fall when it turned a medium beige and it still looked great. I live in a shore area, intense sun and very windy and it never disappointed. So far this spring it is already 4 feet tall and very full. Definitely recommend it, in fact I am buying two more, one as a gift.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Joyce Owens
    Somers Point
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 years ago
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