|Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo'
|USDA Zone: 4-8
Incrediball® Hydrangea features bold balls of white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
An exciting new introduction to the world of hydrangeas, this shrub produces huge, basketball size flowers; best if treated like a perennial and pruned to a few inches from the ground in spring because it blooms on new growth.
Incrediball® Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Companion Plants: Maiden Grass, Boxwood, Lavender, Spirea, Variegated Dogwood
Bloom Time: Summer
Common Name: Smooth Hydrangea
|More About Incrediball® Hydrangea
Incrediball® Hydrangea does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations
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.
Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.
NOTE: Some flowers and plants may be harmful or poisonous to people or pets if touched or ingested. If you require more information before placing an order, please let us know in advance.