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Invincibelle Limetta® Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
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Invincibelle Limetta® Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48

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 Invinicbelle 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.

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

Characteristics

Duration: 
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
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' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 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!!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cheryl Dexter
    Liverpool
    New York
    United States
    16 weeks ago
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