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Invincibelle Limetta® Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

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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
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
36 - 48"
Spread
36 - 48"

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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  • Details

    Features

    Cool off on hot summer days with fresh green blooms.

    Invincibelle Limetta® hydrangea is the easy way to experience refreshing summer color every year. It's as reliable as the classic 'Annabelle,' but offers big-time improvements, like strong stems that hold the blooms upright all season, and a dwarf, rounded habit that makes it perfect to plant anywhere, from foundations to flower gardens. In early summer, spheres of lime green flowers appear. They lighten to a soft green-white before turning jade green for the rest of the season. They last clear through frost for a persistent show that takes practically no effort on your part - they are great for both fresh and dried cut flowers. Available in better garden centers in 2018.

    Top three reasons to grow Invincibelle Limetta hydrangea:

    1. Blooms every year, even in cold climates. It's practically fool-proof!

    2. Flowers are held up on strong stems - no flopping.

    3. Lime green flowers are perfect for the summer landscape, and it reblooms.

    Best Seller
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    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: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    This perky plant blooms non-stop and its cool green flowers pair perfectly with most any plant or house color, so it's ideal for landscaping. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    We recommend a minimum of six hours of sun for smooth hydrangeas like Invincibelle Limetta 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 Invincibelle Limetta hydrangea 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. 

    Fun Facts: 

    Smooth hydrangeas like Invincibelle Limetta are native to North America - they grow wild in much of the central and southeastern U.S.

    Invincibelle Limetta® Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA8' USPP 30,431, Can PBRAF
  • 3 Reviews

    • My comment was cut short of the rest of my comment posted and I cannot delete, nor add the rest to it since posted, so now I'm quite disappointed for even having tried asking my concern. Good night.

      Gina
      Illinois
      United States
      4 days ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • So I must have the stalking barrel of laughs with 3 of my dwarf limetta hydrangeas. They were planted this year, and recieve afternoon sun. Weaker than a life wished to live. The other 3 are doing great, which are in the shade. I've read about chicken wire and burlap to protect them in harsh winters which we do have here in Illinois, plus facing the north for the most part

      Gina
      Illinois
      United States
      4 days ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • This is a GREAT plant. I just love how it blooms lime, turns white for a while and then and goes back lime (the stage it is at now as I type this). It has not flopped with the heavy rains and is the perfect size for in front of the landscape. I have mine near some Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers and it really brings out their colors, especially the paprika color. You will not be disappointed with this plant. I want to add more now!!

      Cheryl Dexter
      New York
      United States
      51 weeks 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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