Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle
Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle
Smooth Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle



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A real showstopper hydrangea, arborescens Annabelle bears an explosion of large white flowers, giving the impression of an abundance of snowballs. The flower heads are large and heavy so while the plant is young, the heads may need support, but as the stems strengthen this will not be such an issue. Flowers and leaves turn yellow into autumn.


This hydrangea can be planted in multiples to create a glorious, low hedge. Deciduous shrubs, hydrangeas are native to China and Japan and are very hardy. Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle looks spectacular in a large container but requires proper watering- as the name suggests, hydration is key. A recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit for all round excellence in the garden.

  • Flowers: August - September
  • Hardy
  • Well drained soil
  • All aspects
  • Full sun or partial sunlight
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering
  • Cut back in early spring (as it blooms on new wood, the later it is done, the later it will flower)
  • Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten
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