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Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® 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
  • Fall
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
30 - 36"
Spread
30 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Cold climate gardeners, rejoice: there's finally a purple hydrangea for you!

    Introducing Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® hydrangea - it's unlike anything that's ever come before. Why? Well, it blooms every single year, even in cold climates and is impervious to bad pruning. It's the same type of hydrangea as the classic and much-loved 'Annabelle' but instead of plain white blooms, the flowers are a deep pink-mauve, and they're held up on strong, sturdy stems that don't flop. The show begins in early summer and because Invincibelle Mini Mauvette is a rebloomer, it continues clear through frost for an endless supply of flowers for the landscape or vase (both fresh and dried!). 

    Top reasons to grow Invincibelle Mini Mauvette hydrangea:

    1. Blooms ever year, even in chilly USDA zone 4.

    2. Strong stems hold the beautiful, unique pink-mauve blooms upright all season.

    3. Dwarf habit makes it perfect for any sized landscape.

    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: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    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: 
    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: 

    With its strong stems and tidy, rounded, dwarf habit, Invincibelle Mini Mauvette is a very versatile plant for landscaping or adding to flower gardens. 

    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. 

    Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA7' USPP 30,358, Can PBRAF
  • 8 Reviews

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    • Planted last year. Minimal new growth this year and no flowers! I have many other hydrangeas but this one is very disappointing.

      Katharine Bryce
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 35 weeks ago
    • Planted last year. Minimal new growth this year and no flowers! I have many other hydrangeas but this one is very disappointing.

      Katharine Bryce
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 35 weeks ago
    • Planted last year. Minimal new growth this year and no flowers! I have many other hydrangeas but this one is very disappointing.

      Katharine Bryce
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 35 weeks ago
    • We are experienced gardeners with over 40 hydrangeas on our property. Drip system, decent soil, nice mulch... BUT we cannot get the Mini Mauvettes to work for us. They wilt and die - either from over-watering/root rot, or they dry up and die. These hydrangeas are VERY difficult to get established. Much too finicky and picky for our tastes. We tried multiple times, but to no avail. I'd avoid this one if I were you.

      Christopher
      , New York
      , United States
      , 39 weeks ago
    • I have two Mini Mauvettes and am so disappointment that stems on both keep wilting and dying. I expected more from Proven Winners, my favorite plant brand. These should be pulled from the market. Most people cannot afford to buy shrubs and other plants that don't perform well! Nor do we want to go through the trouble of planting and caring for plants that are just going to look like they are dying most of the time.

      Angela Engler
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 43 weeks ago
    • My husband and I had a large Lilac that rarely bloomed in the middle of our small front lawn when we purchased our home. After 3 years of caring for it in hopes of improvement (and watching it grow to monstrous proportions) with only a total of 14 blooms over a 3 year period... we gave up and had it removed from our yard. We replaced it with some Hostas, Coral Bells, a "Proven Winners" Invincible Mini Mauvette that we purchased from a local nursery, and a bird bath. (Our flower bed was in part-shade) The Mini Mauvette was in full bloom at the time we purchased it and it was gorgeous! All of our neighbors commented on it. After a week or so, of course, the blooms turned brown and my husband thought it was dying. (LOL He'd never owned a Hydrangea before) I've spent the last several days reassuring him that the blooms WILL die off and new ones will take their place... but he was skeptical... Until today! We stepped outside this morning to find several NEW small blooms on our Mini Mauvette!! It's such a beautiful little addition to our yard! It's bright mauve coloring is just gorgeous and makes the green and coral around it POP. AND it doesn't block the view of our house the way that giant Lilac did. Whomever was the first to cultivate this particular strain of hydrangea deserves a standing ovation!

      Lourie Nolan
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Disappointing. The flowers are initially bright, but soon fade to blah. The plant seems to be growing at an adequate rate.I bought this particular hydrangea because of my full sun location.

      Mary
      , Canada
      , 2 years ago
    • I was excited to try this plant for it's beautiful bloom color. Unfortunately, it has not done well. I'm hoping for it to come back, but all of it's tiny leaves have fallen off within 4 weeks (I received it May 8th, and it started looking terrible last week). I purchased it on Amazon but the seller was Proven Winner. It did come very well packaged. I was concerned when I took it out of the 1 gallon pot and realized that it was still a very young plant and hardly any roots except at the very top. It also did not grow at all from when I got it and all my other hydrangeas were growing like crazy during that time period. I am pretty certain that the site is good because it is right alongside an Annabelle hydrangea that I have had for a few years and it had enough water because we have an irrigation system. I couldn't find this plant in any of my local garden centers and I visited and called several in the Kansas City area. Hopefully, there will be more mature plants available next year but I would not recommend this plant for my area ...at least not this year.

      Jessica Griffiths
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
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