Hydrangea - Smooth

Hydrangea arborescens


USPP 30,296; CBR 6345

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Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea blooming in the landscape showing its very dwarf rounded habit and abundant white blooms Closeup of several white snowball flowers of Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea A specimen of Invincibelle Wee White hydrangea blooming in a vegetable garden YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Dwarf 'Annabelle'
  • Strong stems
  • Reblooming

Time to rethink smooth hydrangeas!

Invincibelle Wee White® hydrangea is poised to revolutionize landscaping. Its sturdy compact frame reaches just 1-2.5' tall and is covered in pure white mophead flowers from summer to fall. We'd call it a dwarf version of 'Annabelle,' but that wouldn't quite do it justice, as it also boasts very sturdy stems that never flop and the ability to rebloom, producing fresh flowers all summer.

Awards DGA Green Thumb Award, 2018

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 1 - 2.5'

Width 1 - 2.5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer - fall

Flower Color White

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 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.