Close up of white and blush hydrangea blooms
Small, compact, white hydrangea plant
Close up of blush-white hydrangea blooms
Two creamy white hydrangea shrubs next to lime green elderberry

Invincibelle Wee White® Smooth Hydrangea

Invincibelle Wee White® smooth hydrangea doesn’t just do everything ‘Annabelle’ does, it does it better. It has stronger stems, a smaller habit, and it’s more floriferous. You’ll love its useful compact frame, growing just 1-2.5 feet tall and wide, you’ll be able to put it just about anywhere. Its best placement is near high-traffic areas though, so its summer-long output of fresh blooms can be easily enjoyed. It’s lovely at the front of the border as edging or a low hedge, looks precious potted up, and is at home in mixed beds with perennials.

Why grow Invincibelle Wee White® smooth hydrangea?

  • Looks so perfect you might think it’s a fake plant.
  • Blooms for the entire summer and into fall.
  • A really tough native plant, it can thrive in heat and clay soil!

Additional information

Dimensions1 × 1 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Hydrangea arborescens</i> 'NCHA5' pp#30296, CBR#6345

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

1-2.5'

Width/Spread

1-2.5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Early Summer through Fall

Uses

Borders, Containers, Cutting Gardens, Edging, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

Features

Award winner, Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Heat tolerant, Landscape plant, Native, Reblooming

Blooms On

New wood

Breeder

Dr. Tom Ranney

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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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