Hydrangea - Smooth

Hydrangea arborescens


PP#30,358; CBR#6645

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  • Unique color
  • Reblooming
  • Strong stems

A whole new color for smooth hydrangeas!

Smooth hydrangeas are beloved for their big, reliable, blooms. But color has never been their strong suit - until now. Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® hydrangea brings a never-before-seen color to the species, with large mophead flowers in a deep mauve-violet. Blooms are held on very strong stems and appear early summer through fall. Dwarf habit gives this native plant amazing versatility in the landscape and the garden.

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4 - 8 (-30°F/-34.4°C)
Full sun, Part sun
2.5 - 3'
2.5 - 3'
Finish Time
1 season
Bloom Time
Summer - fall
Flower Color
Foliage Color
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn


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


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.


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

We recommend full sun for smooth hydrangeas in the cooler end of its hardiness range; afternoon shade is a good idea in warmer climates, however. The flower color of smooth hydrangeas is not influenced by soil chemistry. Makes an excellent cut flower, both cut and dried.