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Invincibelle Lace 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

    The first ever smooth hydrangea with gorgeous plum-purple lacecap flowers and dark ruby hued stems. Its elegant coloring and graceful habit fit in perfectly with gardens where the style is loose and informal. Everyone wins - you get a reliably blooming plant and pollinators get a great meal!

    Top reasons to grow Invincibelle Lace hydrangea:

    - Plum purple florets are both pretty AND beneficial to pollinators.

    - Strong ruby red stems are a feature of their own.

    - Looks incredible in informal style gardens, providing year-round interest.

    Long Blooming
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    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
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Loose, carefree habit lends itself beautifully to mass plantings and use in pollinator-friendly gardens. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    We recommend a minimum of six hours of sun for smooth hydrangeas for the strongest stems and the most abundant flowers. In hot climates, afternoon shade is beneficial, but some sun is still recommended for the best results.

    Prune in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Remove any dead wood and cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height. This helps to preserve the strong woody base while also encouraging new growth for the best blooming. 

    A 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) layer of shredded bark mulch helps shallow-rooted hydrangeas to conserve moisture and keep roots growing vigorously, which ensures the best performance. Fertilize in early spring, after the ground has thawed but before new growth begins, to ensure the best results. 

    Invincibelle Lace Hydrangea arborescens 'SMNHRLL' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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