Hydrangea Annabelle

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Annabelle is a shorter Hydrangea that is famous for its huge, snow-white blooms. One of the most popular Hydrangea, it will thrive in most parts of the country. (Hydrangea arborescens)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 60-72" tall (5-6 feet), 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
SKU 10SHRUB

Plant Information

Growing 3 to 5 feet tall, much-loved hydrangea Annabelle blooms with dense snow-white flower heads up to 10 inches across. This one is a separate species from the pink and blue types, and many think it is the best landscape plant.

About Hydrangeas: These popular shrubs, also called Hortensia, all have rounded flower clusters that persist through summer and fall. There are several types, since there are several species of the plant the hybridizers work with:
H. macrophylla or French Hydrangeas. These, the most popular, form non-rangy, attractive shrubs about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and are famed for their big, colorful ball-like flowers, usually blue or pink. The popular group here is called Mophead hydrangeas. Artificially shortened versions are sold in pots on Easter and Mothers Day, and the blooms are florists favorites, always popular for wedding decorations. In addition to the mopheads (solid ball of flowers), there are also lacecap versions of these hydrangeas. (H. macrophylla is native to the Far East.)
H. arborescens, a US native, includes the widely-planted, Annabelle. Much like the Mopheads, Annabelle is a shorter hydrangea with huge rounded flower clusters in pure white. This is the one famous for flowers so large they often weigh down the branches, needing special support.
H. paniculata, is a larger species, much taller than the Mopheads. The flower clusters are more cone-shaped, rather than round. The plant in this group is more rangy than the shorter types, but can be controlled by pruning. The famous Pee Gee hydrangea, often grown as a small tree is in this group, and was imported from Japan in the late 19th century. There are also newer H. paniculata hybrids, including the beautiful greenish-flowered one called Limelight.
Other Types: There are several other important hydrangeas. The tall native Oakleaf hydrangea (sometimes considered a small tree) is also a variety of the species, H. paniculata.

There is a great website all about Hydrangeas called Hydrangeas! Hydrangeas! Click here to visit.

Associated SKUs
10SHRUBG
10FSHRUB (Plant - 4" pot) - Out of stock.
10SHRUB (Plant - 3.5" pot)
Common Name Smooth Hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea arborescens
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Bloom Time Mid summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Birds, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms, Dried Flowers, Hedge / Screen
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsHydrangea Annabelle
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

No flowers yet

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from Longview, Tx

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Annabelle:

      Pretty leaves but must be careful not to water and let sun shine on it before it dries. It makes the leaves brown on the edges.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Annabella's are great.

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      from Minnesota

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

      • NO Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Annabelle:

      Using mine to hide ugly pipes.

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      • Personal

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      1.0

      Annabelle

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      Pros

        Cons

        • After Arrival
        • It Died In Several Days
        • It Was A Tiny Stick

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Annabelle:

          it was a little stick and died in several days after arrival. I went to a local nursery and bought an established plant, which obviously cost more, but it was worth it.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Beautiful, Healthy Hydrangea Annabelle

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          from Rome, GA

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          Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Annabelle:

          Planted hydrangea in a new flower bed, and it has grown and performed beautifully. Looking forward to how it performs next year.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hydrangea makes a Statement

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          from LAKELAND, FLORIDA

          Pros

          • Center Piece Or Backdrop
          • Easy To Grow And Tame
          • Fast Growing And Lush
          • Long lasting blooms
          • Loves Sun Or Shade

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Can Be Trimmed To Suit
            • Easy To Clip And Re-pot
            • Fills In Bare Spots

            Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Annabelle:

            I HAVE ONE IN THE FRONT GARDEN AS AN ACCENT AND SHOW PIECE. THERE ARE TWO IN THE BACK GARDEN TO SURROUND THE A/C UNIT. SINCE THEY LOVE VENTILATION, THIS IS GOOD FOR ME AND THE PLANT. IT GROWS LUSH AND HAS LARGE DARK GREEN LEAVES. GREW FROM A 4 INCH HIGH PLANT TO 2 FEET TALL IN TWO MONTHS. HEALTHY PLANTS! EASY TO FERTILIZE AND IN-EXPENSIVE SULFUR IS THE BEST. E-MAILED QUESTION AND WAS ANSWERED RIGHT AWAY. SO HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY!!!

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            • No

            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Didn't do anything!

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            from Dove Creek CO

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              • Died
              • Ordered Twice Both Died

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                Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea Annabelle:

                Plants arrived in separate shipments. Both seemed healthy. Planted them in recommended area per instructions. Both plants started to die back immediately.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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