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Invincibelle Wee White® Smooth hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

  • 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"
12 - 30"
12 - 30"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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    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.

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


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 30 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    12 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    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: 

    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
  • 9 Reviews

    • 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.

      United States
      1 week ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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.

      United States
      8 weeks ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • 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.

      United States
      14 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

      15 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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
      United States
      1 year ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • These are amazing. Bush is covered with buds. 50+ on my 3 gallon sized plant.

      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Purchased eight of these promising sounding Invincible Wee White hydrangeas direct from Proven Winners last spring since it was only available from PW direct at that time. All of them arrived with the tiniest appearing pinhole sized leaf blotches which didn't concern me at the time. Most plants from any source don't arrive without some sort of blemish. I don't go immediately bonkers over what looks rather normal. Within an alarmingly short period of time - like a matter of days - the blotches rapidly spread- all of the Invincibelles wilted and rapidly died, despite being immediately diagnosed and treated with recommended fungicide from the leading nursery in our region ( who does sell Proven Winners) it was too late to get the info to Proven Winners, who of course assured me only the healthiest plants to me - but all of the plants there had no problem. I discovered the best and only "treatment" was to dispose of the infected hydrangeas. The fact that all of the PW order was of the same plant arrived with the same problem and had the same outcome really sets of an alarm that there must have been a problem on the other end, which is Proven Winners. My loss was in the hundreds of dollars and I will never ever trust this brand ever again. The Proven Winners customer service rep I contacted seemed pleasant enough but really proving the plants arrived that way was impossible. Oddly enough not one of the literally dozens of shrubs and perennials that the plants were next to while hardening off before planting had the same problem. Seriously - dozens of both shrubs and perennials hardening off in the same area and only the PW shipment was affected or died. Did not lose a plant of any species from any other supplier. If this would have happened with my local garden center here the issue would have been dealt with with an immediate refund and they probably would have isolated every one of these plants and dealt with the issue seriously. I see that the same Invincible Wee White hydrangea is being sold and seriously wonder how many other customers shipments of this plant were affected similarly. Am I bitter about the situation, you bet! Won't ever purchase another PW cultivated plants from any source ever again.

      Linda Devins
      United States
      1 year ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
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