'Annabelle' Hydrangea

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Big Snowy Blooms A Full 12 Inches Across

For years Annabelle has been considered one of the most beloved native shrubs for American gardens. Its huge foot-long "snowballs" of soft winter white begin in early summer and increase in size until mid- and late summer, creating a spectacular look in any garden spot.

Reaching about 4 feet high and wide, Annabelle complements all its garden neighbors, never gets out of hand, and thrives in shade yet tolerates a good deal of heat and humidity. Very easy to grow and quick to establish, it defines "trouble free".

Superb for fresh and dried arrangements, these blooms are wonderfully long-lasting in the vase and the garden. Annabelle is a native species, so it's cold-hardier than many other Hydrangeas, surviving rough winters as far north as Zone 4, yet also content in the sweltering summers of Zone 9. All it needs is plenty of moisture and, especially in the south and west, a bit of afternoon shade.

Long-lived and majestic, Annabelle may become your very favorite shrub in the garden. Get started this season and begin enjoying massive blooms by the dozen for years to come.

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Genus Hydrangea
Species arborescens
Variety 'Annabelle'
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 5 ft
Bloom Size 12 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Fast Growing, Heirloom, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Specimen, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 30, 2012

Super, Easy, Dependable, and Floriferous!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This hydrangea is easy to care for and has huge flowers (They get larger each year as the plant ages!) They are great as cut flowers and can even be dried. Unlike other hydrangeas they can be pruned anytime and always grow back beautifully. They maintain a great size. The white blooms of this adaptable shrub glow in the spring and summer garden. I have bought several over the years and am very happy. This is a must-have hydrangea!

Gardener Zone 6 from
April 21, 2012

Annabells-the best carefree show-stoppers ever!!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted 2 Annabells on the east side of my home where it is was very boring and plain. Even before they were fully established, my neighbors on the east were ranting and raving how beautiful they were and thanked me for their view! Awesome at cut flowers also. They keep for weeks.

Luann from WI

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