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Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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Occasionally we trim plants to ensure better branching and flowering in your landscape.

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$19.99
Size: Quart
$28.99
$36.99
Size: One Gallon
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens
Sun 48 - 60

Features

Massive flowers bloom in summer, and are held up by very sturdy stems. Very hardy and reliable. Good for cut flowers. Native.

Best Seller
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: 
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, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

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

Maintenance Notes: 

Prune back by one-third its total height in early spring to encourage strong new growth and flowering. Do not cut it back to the ground! Flower color is not affected by soil pH. Best in moist, well drained soil but adapts to most sites. Avoid excessive and high nitrogen fertilizers - one application of a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants (like a rose fertilizer) is sufficient for the year.

Super-sized flowers!

This stunning hydrangea is a bit of a prodigy.  We were looking for a hydrangea like the old favorite 'Annabelle', but one that wouldn't flop over.  We found it...and it had supersized blooms, too!

This adaptable native plant produces huge flowers (as much as 12" across) and is both reliable and beautiful. Flowers open green, then mature to white before turning green at the end of their life cycle. Very cold hardy, Incrediball blooms on new growth so even very cold winters won't keep it from blooming. The flowers are held upright on very sturdy stems, so they don't flop like 'Annabelle' will.

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
    12 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
    12 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
    14 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
    17 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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