In spring, cut the plant back to create a branched shrub. This hardy plant thrives in full sun or shade. Keep the ground moist, but not too wet. Give it extra water during dry periods.
If you buy deciduous shrubs in autumn they might not be looking quite as beautiful as usual. The big benefit of planting shrubs in autumn is that by spring they will be well rooted in the garden and ready to burst into growth.
Estimated delivery time : Third week of January
|Latin name:||Hydrangea arborescens 'Pink Annabelle'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - September|
|Growing Height:||120 - 150 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 150 cm|
The 'Pink Annabelle' hydrangea thrives best in the garden. Make sure the root ball of the Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle' is well soaked - place the shrub in a bucket of luke-warm water, prior to planting. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Plant the hydrangea at the correct depth – the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Refill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle' thrives in a not too dry humus rich soil. Improve your garden soil with a mix of well rotted compost. Plant in a sunny spot, partial shade or shaded spot. This hydrangea also does well in a large pot on your patio or decking.
Hydrangea 'Pink Annabelle’ in the garden
The lovely Hydrangea arborescens 'Pink Annabelle' is an eye-catcher in every garden. The huge pink flowers look fantastic in groups or in borders. You could fill a flower bed with these amazing hydrangeas. They will even look at home grouped in the shrubbery. For a fantastic display, try combining Hydrangea arborescens ‘Pink Annabelle' with the rambling rose 'Elfe'. It forms a great partnership with the white Hydrangea arborescens ‘Incrediball’.
This shrub really hates dry soil, so give your 'Pink Annabelle' hydrangea extra water during dry periods to prevent the roots from drying out. Give a mulch of compost and garden fertiliser every year in early spring.
Hydrangea arborescens 'Pnk Annabelle' flowers on last year's thick sturdy stems. The whole shrub can be cut back to 40 cm above the ground every spring. Cutting back in March makes your hydrangea a more compact and bushier shrub. After flowering, cut the stems back to a strong pair of buds and this will encourage new flowers within 6 weeks! The 'Pink Annabelle' hydrangea is very hardy!
The dark green leaves are very pretty in the spring. The mophead flowers start off green and eventually turn to a beautiful pink, fading back to green at the end of the summer! Still looks lovely in the winter, especially when covered with a layer of snow. The mops can reach a diameter of 30 cm! Hydrangea arborescens is also called the ‘Smooth Hydrangea’. The colour of the flowers is not influenced by the PH levels as in other hydrangeas like the Macrophylla. The hydrangea only has small flowerets and the colour we see is actually the bracts of these flowerets forming one large bloom.