Hydrangea: Annabelle


Annabelle hydrangea earns its reputation as one of the best-loved, smooth hydrangeas. This shrub (Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle') grows 3 to 5 feet tall with a 4- to 6-foot spread and is covered all summer in huge, rounded flowers measuring up to a foot across. Large, crisp white blooms make a statement against a background of dark green, sharply toothed foliage.

Annabelle hydrangea is a low-maintenance cultivar adapting to both soil type and sun exposure, as long as it's grown in moist, acidic soil.

Botanical Name Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Common Name Annabelle Hydrangea
Plant Type  Shrub
Mature Size  Reaches 3-5 ft. tall, 4-6 ft. wide.
Sun Exposure  Partial Sun to Full sun
Soil Type  Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH  Acid, Neutral
Bloom Time  Summer to Early Fall
Flower Color  White
Hardiness Zones  3-8 (USDA)
Native Area