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Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 30 - 36 Inches
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Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens
Part Sun to Sun 30 - 36


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 3.

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


Plant Type: 
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Garden Height: 
30 - 36 Inches
36 - 48 Inches
30 - 36 Inches
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Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
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Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Summer through Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
Water Category: 
Border Plant
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Edging Plant
Mass Planting
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
  • 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.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    47 weeks 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 least not this year.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Jessica Griffiths
    Kansas City
    United States
    1 year ago
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