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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
3' 3'
Height
3' - 3'
Spread
3' - 3'
  • 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
  • 22 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I'm a professional landscaper and I planted 25 of these in an area at my own home where they are well taken care of. They do not perform like proven winner plants do. I replaced all 25 so now out of 50 I have five growing successfully. They have proper soil conditions, proper water, proper light, but the leaves just curl up and they die even after a couple months of success. I will say though they grow fabulous in a nursery pot. I will never sell this plant to my customers, ever.

      Donna
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 1 week ago
    • I'm a professional landscaper and I planted 25 of these in an area at my own home where they are well taken care of. They do not perform like proven winner plants do. I replaced all 25 so now out of 50 I have five growing successfully. They have proper soil conditions, proper water, proper light, but the leaves just curl up and they die even after a couple months of success. I will say though they grow fabulous in a nursery pot. I will never sell this plant to my customers, ever.

      Donna
      , Minnesota
      , United States
      , 1 week ago
    • I live in a cold climate zone5 Canada and this plant is not really hardy. I bought 2 plants few years a go. One died and the other is barely living. Stems died back to ground with very weak growth; not a vigorous plant for cold climate. Will shovel prune it next year if will not thrive. I would recommend invincible Ruby which is much more vigorous and hardy.

      Fadi
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 5 weeks ago
    • I live in Beautiful Michigan... Zone 6. I bought this hydrangea in December while dormant.. I picked one that had strong thick stems and large flower heads still attached although brown from dormancy. I planted it in December right before snow began. In a part shade to shady area. It was pruned in Spring. It looks MAGNIFICENT!!!!! bloom heads are large as well as PLENTIFUL and the leaves are lush. Its Gorgeous and the bloom heads have not even turned pink yet... I think this hydrangea prefers a part shade area that never gets strong sun. I am a hydrangea addict... I have multiple limelights, incrediballs, quick fire, one fire light, and many other hydrangeas.. My suggestion.. Plant them in the Autumn or Early Spring like April.

      Marie White
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 14 weeks ago
    • I bought 7 in the early spring of 2020, $20 each, from a local greenhouse. I put some compost in the hole before planting, and watched them over the summer. They were about a foot tall then, in the fall they were about 18”. I cut them back by a third in early winter and hoped for the best. Right now, June, 2021, they are all about 2 ft high with 10-15 early blooms each. As I did last year, if the soil seems dry, I will water (I did once last summer) I bought them knowing I might have to ‘baby’ them throughout their lives – that doesn’t bother me – the kids have moved out and I have time for my flowers! Reason I bought this particular plant: Our house is a ‘folk Victorian,’ not huge, and since Victorians in my mind are surrounded with Hydrangeas, I needed something smaller. We are closer to the sidewalk, so anything huge would overpower the house, so I was hoping these would do. It’s spring of 2121 and so far – perfect! Also, I used to be in a Zone 5, but the map has us now at Zone 6. I bought these because the flowers would complement my front door, which they do - the flowers turned a bright, beautiful purpley-pink! The flowers were not large, hopefully they will be bigger this year. I will try to update this, if there are any pleasant surprises or disappointments.

      Vickie
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 15 weeks ago
    • I purchased one of these in 2019 but after about a month the leaves started to curl up and dry out then eventually drop off. I watered appropriately and it got plenty of sun. I purchased another in 2020 because it thought perhaps it was just me and that I had inevitably done something wrong. The same thing happened with the second one. Very disappointed and by the other reviewers here it seems they have had the same problem. Very frustrating when you spend over $80 on these two shrubs for them to die off. I do have other perennials in the area that are doing well so it isn't a soil or care issue.

      Lisa
      , North Dakota
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
    • I planted two mini mauvettes last year and they didn’t come back this year. No growth at all this year so they didn’t thrive in full sun front yard. Maybe animals ate the stems off? Not sure what happened to them.

      Tricia Rosendale
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 18 weeks ago
    • I tried to grow this plant for two seasons, but from 15 survived only 2.

      Nelea
      , Canada
      , 19 weeks ago
    • Like the other reviews, disappointing so far. I bought 4 from a distributor in my area and have had them planted for several weeks now. I purchased them because of their height and blooms through the summer/fall. They are in morning sun, I lightly water in the mornings but yet the leaves look like they are starting to dry and slightly wilt. I worry that I will lose them.

      Sarah Klein
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
    • Like the other reviews, disappointing so far. I bought 4 from a distributor in my area and have had them planted for several weeks now. I purchased them because of their height and blooms through the summer/fall. They are in morning sun, I lightly water in the mornings but yet the leaves look like they are starting to dry and slightly wilt. I worry that I will lose them.

      Sarah Klein
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 20 weeks ago
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