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Invincibelle Wee White® 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
30" 30"
Height
12 - 30"
Spread
12 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    The biggest thing to happen to hydrangeas happens to be tiny!

    Invincibelle Wee White® hydrangea is positively ground-breaking: it's the first dwarf 'Annabelle' type hydrangea in the world! This cute little landscape plant ensures that any landscape can enjoy the reliability, low-maintenance, and season-long beauty of hydrangeas. It reaches just 1-2.5' (.3-.7 m) tall and naturally grows as a tidy, rounded mound. Each flower emerges a soft, blush pink before changing to white, and is held up on a strong, supportive stem for a display that looks more like a bouquet of flowers than a landscape plant. Blooming begins in early summer and continues through frost, with new flowers appearing the whole time. Versatile and floriferous, it just might be the solution to your landscape problems. Winner of the 2018 Direct Gardening Association Green Thumb award; available in better garden centers in spring 2018.

    Top three reasons to grow Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea:

    1. The only dwarf 'Annabelle' hydrangea in the world.

    2. Strong stems hold the flowers upright, even after summer storms.

    3. Reblooming for months of fresh flowers.

    Award Winner
    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: 
    12 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 30 Inches
    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: 

    You can use Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea in almost any landscape application. It's an especially nice choice for easy-care summer interest for foundation plantings or flower beds.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    We recommend a minimum of six hours of bright sun for all smooth hydrangeas like Invincibelle Wee White. Sun ensures the strongest stems and the most blooms. In hot climates, afternoon shade is a good idea, but some sun is still imperative for best performance.

    Pruning is very simple for Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea: just cut the whole plant back by about one-third its total height each spring, just as the new growth begins to appear on the stems. This serves to preserve the woody base while encouraging new growth for maximum blooms. 

    A 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) thick layer of shredded bark mulch is smart for all hydrangeas, which tend to have shallow roots. If desired, fertilize in early spring with a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.

    Fun Facts: 

    Smooth hydrangeas like Invincibelle Wee White are native to much of southeastern and central North America - you may even find one on a hike, though it won't look like the showy mophead varieties we grow in our gardens.

    Invincibelle Wee White® Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA5' USPP 30,296, Can PBRAF
  • 15 Reviews

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    • I bought and planted 8 plants in October 2018. The first summer the blooms didn’t last very long and they weren’t very many. This summer, the blooms are plentiful. I love the smaller compact size. We’ve had some major rain storms the the flowers stayed upright. The only thing I’m not 100% happy about is that they’re not a true white colour as it’s name suggests, more of a creamy colour. But I still love the plant. Would definitely purchase them again though.

      Caron S.
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 9 weeks ago
    • We purchased 8 'Wee White' from a local grower in Fall 2019 and planted in beds with varying growing conditions (all have irrigation if needed). As we enter a blistering hot streak in early July 2020, these plants look fantastic. We have established/ mature wild smooth hydrangea and classic Annabelle in the gardens also. It's great to be able to tuck this native into smaller spaces, punching up the bloom action with an easy-care plant. These young plants have been blooming for weeks and are still going strong. Will be planting at a friend's retirement community this Fall.

      TGF
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 10 weeks ago
    • Bought 3 of these last year for my daughters fairy garden, they are adorable! The flowers truly are so pretty and “wee” in size! We planted in a part sun area, they love it There! Super cute unique addition to any garden I highly recommend these!

      Angie O
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 13 weeks ago
    • I bought two of these last year. They both grew well and I was hopeful for this year. Unfortunately one died. The other has begun producing leaves pretty well, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. I will probably replace the other one.

      Michele
      , 21 weeks ago
    • The flowers on it do not match the one in the picture not even a little. I will be getting rid of it, not worthy of space in my yard. I ordered one for myself and one for my sister and we were were both disappointed. I wish proven winners guaranteed their plants. Waste of money.

      Kim
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I purchased these with excitement at the fact they are supposed to have sturdy stems and hold up to rain and storms. I have not found this statement to be true. After each heavy rain the blooms are bent over to the ground. I have had to cut back a few broken stems leaving a sparse looking plant which does not resemblance the website image. I was really hoping for an easy care plant, but not finding that this is it.

      Erin
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I bought a few of these last year, quart size, from a local nursery. I planted them in a part sun location, mid-summer. In spite of being planted in the midst of a St Louis boiling hot summer, they hung in there. They got through the winter just fine too and are now blooming beautifully. We have likely received a year's worth of rain in the past 3 mos and I fertilized them early spring. I have found that none of my hydrangeas like full sun, they burn to a crisp - these wee little ones seem quite happy in dappled/part sun conditions.

      Marcia
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Ordered this because it was billed as full-sun tolerant, and i had a full-sun location. Planted in early April. It did ok for the first month, but now the leaves are a bleached yellow and blooms look like they are burned. I'm going to see if things get better once its had more time, but at this rate I would not recommend for full-sun locations.

      Jimmy
      , 1 year ago
    • I was extremely disappointed in the Wee White hydrangeas that I planted. I expected the flowers to be white! Instead they were creme at best with an occasional pink tinge. Very unattractive in my blue and white garden! They flowers did not improve as they aged on the shrub.

      Mar y Haushalter
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • These are amazing. Bush is covered with buds. 50+ on my 3 gallon sized plant.

      GardenGuy
      , 2 years ago
  • 1 Award

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2018 Top Performer Penn State
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