How big do Annabelle hydrangeas get?
‘Annabelle’ is a smooth hydrangea cultivar which features much larger flowers than the species. It is a deciduous shrub with a rounded habit which typically grows 3-5′ tall. Clusters of sterile, white flowers appear in huge, symmetrical, rounded heads (corymbs) which typically grow 8-12″ across.
How long does it take Annabelle hydrangea to grow?
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ will grow to a height and spread of 2m / 7ft after four or five years. Without a shadow of doubt the main interest of this shrub is the large number of huge white flowers produced from late July to early September. In ideal conditions the flowers can reach 25cm / 10in across.
What month do you prune hydrangeas?
When to prune hydrangeas. Most pruning is carried out in late winter or early spring. However, the climbing hydrangea is pruned after flowering in summer.
Are coffee grounds good for hydrangeas?
Some gardeners report success in turning their hydrangeas blue by applying coffee grounds to the soil. The coffee grounds make the soil more acidic, allowing the hydrangea to more easily absorb aluminum.
Do I cut down hydrangeas before winter?
You can trim off the dead hydrangea flowers before winter, but cut these just behind the flower head so you don’t disturb the developing buds along the length of the branch.
How did the Hydrangea Annabelle get its name?
The genus name Hydrangea comes from hydor meaning “water” and aggeion meaning “vessel”, in reference to the cup-like capsular fruit. Specific epithet comes from arbor meaning “tree” in reference to the similarity of this shrub to a small tree. ‘Annabelle’ is a smooth hydrangea cultivar which features much larger flowers than the species.
What’s the best way to plant Annabelle Hydrangea?
1. Plant Annabelle next to a decorative fence. This is one of the best ideas we’ve seen for staking the heavy blooms of Hydrangea arborescens. 2. Plant at least three Annabelle shrubs together. As Annabelle’s mature they will grow together and support one another somewhat. Plant them three to four feet apart. 3. Prune plants only sparingly.
Where does the Annabelle Hydrangea plant grow in Missouri?
Blooms in June for up to two months, sometimes with a small repeat bloom in the fall. Dark green, serrate leaves (3-8″ long). Species (Hydrangea arborescens) is native to southern Missouri. ‘Annabelle’ is a naturally occurring cultivar which was discovered in the wild near Anna, Illinois.
Which is the best variety of Hydrangea arborescens?
Annabelle is the best known variety of Smooth Hydrangea arborescens. Until recently, this is the only Hydrangea arborescens variety easy to find in garden centers or even recognized by the public. Annabelle Smooth Hydrangea has stunning white flowers, often producing heads over 10″ in diameter.