Skip to Content
American Meadows (USD) English
Home / Perennials / Hydrangea / Annabelle Snowball Hydrangea

Annabelle Snowball Hydrangea

SKU: AM013942
per Plant - 4" Pot
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
Annabelle' Hydrangea is famous for its huge, snow-white blooms and excellent cold hardiness. This shorter variety grows 3 - 5 ft tall and flowers reliably, even after severe winters and intentional pruning. Its enormous 10" blooms and ability to adapt to both cold and heat have made 'Annabelle' one of the most popular hydrangeas in the country. (Hydrangea arborescens)
key features
Botanical Name
Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Winter Interest, Privacy
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
3-5 ft tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to fall


A heavy bloomer with mass appeal, ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea illuminates the shade garden. Plants bloom for up to two months in June and July, with flower heads remaining attractive all summer and into the fall. Some gardeners even enjoy a small repeat bloom in autumn. ‘Annabelle’ flowers are excellent for fresh-cut or dried arrangements. Large, dark green foliage accents the bright blooms in the garden. Plants flower on the current season’s growth, also called new wood. Pruning stems back to the ground in late winter encourages growth of strong new stems. ‘Annabelle’ grows in a rounded mound, making a shapely accent in the woodland garden. Also great for massing in mixed beds and perennial borders, or naturalizing in native plantings. ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea has no serious insect or disease problems.

'Annabelle' was featured as an honorable mention in a Mt Cuba Center Trial Garden Research Report. These reports evaluate native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value, highlighting the ecosystem services they provide.