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Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60

Features

Super-sized flowers!

Incrediball hydrangea will make you say WOW - it's an improved version of the garden classic 'Annabelle' hydrangea, but with strong, sturdy stems that don't flop over and extra-large blooms to boot. White flowers begin to appear in mid-summer and open to enormous snowballs, nearly the size of basketballs! They then age to a lush jade green, which persists through frost. It's a super easy, super reliable North American native that grows in chilly USDA zone 3 all the way up to USDA zone 8/9. Plant Incrediball hydrangea in your landscape and find out for yourself just how big, beautiful, and rewarding it can be.

Top reasons to grow Incrediball hydrangea:

- enormous, long-lasting flowers every summer

- Strong, sturdy stems keeps blooms showy and upright

- easy to grow native shrub

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Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Landscapes, naturalizing, hedges, perennial gardens. Also makes a very dramatic cut flower.

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. 

Incrediball® Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' USPP 20,571, Can 4,166
  • Ordered a 1 qt. incredible hydrangea and planted it last fall. Extremely harsh winter (very cold) and it has already came back larger than it was when i bought it. I order 4 3 gal. and am looking forward to planting them.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Laurie Jo
    Sylvania
    Ohio
    United States
    56 sec ago
  • Huge beautiful blooms that last all summer... Hardy through extreme cold. Did well first and second year, looking forward to see what they bring this year.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Carla DeVoll
    Wolverine
    Michigan
    United States
    5 weeks ago
  • I have many hydrangeas around my yard and planted this one last year in spring. It initially did beautifully and bloomed gorgeous flowers in summer.. Then we had a couple days of heavy rain. I wasn't concerned because it is supposed to tolerate most areas. However with the clay soil we have in northern IL, the roots must have gotten waterlogged and the entire plant died. I was so disappointed. The rest of my hydrangeas were not affected.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Barbara J Zarach
    Roselle
    Illinois
    United States
    50 weeks ago
  • I have many hydrangeas around my yard and planted this one last year in spring. It initially did beautifully and bloomed gorgeous flowers in summer.. Then we had a couple days of heavy rain. I wasn't concerned because it is supposed to tolerate most areas. However with the clay soil we have in northern IL, the roots must have gotten waterlogged and the entire plant died. I was so disappointed. The rest of my hydrangeas were not affected.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Barbara J Zarach
    Roselle
    Illinois
    United States
    50 weeks ago
  • Last year was my first planting. My tiny plants produced gorgeous blooms. I planted 4 good quality hydrangea plants. 3 stayed healthy and prolific, one started yellowing leaves and dropped leaves before its time. I know it will be replaced in spring if it does not start to grow happily on its own.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Karen Albert
    Sherwood Park
    Alberta
    Canada
    1 year ago
  • Hello all, I actually loved and I am glad I ordered this plant it was healthy and within it’s first year grew outstanding. I recommend multiple of these for a WOW affect right away when they all bloom.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Hector Marquez
    China grove
    North Carolina
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Beautiful plant. Very showy. Blooms not quite as large as advertised. I love it, until it rains. Then the branches lay on the ground or break off. The branches are not as sturdy as reported.

    Mine is planted in full sun against a fence.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jim Chakeres
    Columbus
    Ohio
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Look beautiful

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    John Gorski
    Frankfort
    Illinois
    United States
    3 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    virginia reyes
    Fresno
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • A beautiful shrub grows freely and I only water when I see them wilt down slightly. Tolerates southern summer sun like a champ. Excessive hot days consistently above 90+ degrees tends to stress the blooms and reduce the size. I fertilize with an all purpose fertilizer about 6 times during the summer. Best food for these garden beauties is Black Kow. Once in the spring once in the fall. Buy as many as u have space for they are beautiful.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Ernest Turman
    Sanford
    North Carolina
    United States
    4 years ago
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