White hydrangea plant with yellow flowers planted around it
White hydrangea plant with yellow flowers planted around it
curved hedge of white flowering hydrangeas
Two large white hydrangea blooms against gray house
Close up of white and pale green hydrangea bloomse
Tree trunk surrounded by white hydrangea blooms
Large off white hydrangea bloom with hand reaching toward it
White flowering hydrangea plant
Close up of white hydrangea blooms with a tree in background
White hydrangea blooms with white birch trunk and white picket fence
green-aged hydrangea blooms against green garden
Aged-green hydrangea hedge planted with trees and purple butterfly bush

Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea

Impressive. The massive white blooms on Incrediball® smooth hydrangea are held aloft on extremely strong stems. Not a flopping flower to be found! These basketball-sized blooms open green, quickly turn white, and slowly mature to rich jade green. It isn’t only an improvement over the original ‘Annabelle’ for its massive flowers, but for its performance as well! These stems are so strong that they’ll hold up the dried flowers all winter long, providing an interesting view when the days are dreary. Come early spring, all you’ll have to do is give it a light trim, taking off just one-third of its height and width. And with that simple task done yearly, it’ll perform like a champion! Looks lovely as a foundation planting, in mixed beds, and when planted en masse it’s hard to look away from!

Why grow Incrediball® smooth hydrangea?

  • Tons of extra large flowers.
  • Easy care regimen.
  • Very cold hardy, will grow in a range of locations!

Additional information

Dimensions4 × 4 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo'</i> pp#20571, cbr#4166

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

4-5'

Width/Spread

4-5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Average

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Cutting Gardens, Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Award winner, Clay soil, Cut flower, Landscape plant, Native, Salt tolerant, Winter Interest

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Light: It depends on the climate you live in. For gardens at the cooler end of their hardiness range, they will thrive in full sun. For gardens at the warmer end of the range, it benefits from placement in afternoon shade.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. Soil pH does not affect flower color.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. When the buds begin to swell noticeably, cut the whole plant back by one third. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2″. This will help it absorb more water.

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