INVINCIBELLE LIMETTA®

Hydrangea - Smooth

Hydrangea arborescens

'NCHA8'

USPP 30,431; CBRAF

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  • Reblooming
  • Strong stems
  • Native to North America
Description

Go green!

Invincibelle Limetta® hydrangea represents the next generation of 'Annabelle'-type hydrangeas. This revolutionary new variety offers a dwarf habit with lush green flowers and very strong stems. Blooms start out a rich jade green, soften to green-white, then age to green again. This strong rebloomer keeps fresh flowers coming through frost, too. A versatile, reliable native shrubs that appeals to landscape designers and homeowners alike.

Awards Plantarium Gold Medal

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer - fall

Flower Color Green

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Grows well in most soils; avoid wet and poorly drained sites. Mulch is recommended in the landscape.

Pruning Blooms on new wood - cut back by about one-third its total height in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Smooth hydrangeas may be cut back harder, however, this prevents woody cells from developing, prohibiting the plant from achieving its maximum stem strength.

Uses Versatile and showy, smooth hydrangeas offer dozens of landscape applications: foundation plantings, perennial gardens, hedges, cut flower gardens, naturalizing, pollinator and wildlife gardens.

Growing Tips Easy care and reliable. Grows best in well-drained soils and a minimum of 6 hours of sun each day (afternoon shade in hot climates is a good idea). Flower color is not dependent on soil pH.