We can start pruning after two years. You can do this in the spring and autumn. Apply this pruning rule: The more you cut it back, the larger the flowers. If you don't want the flowers to hang, don't prune back as far. Plant the Hydrangea in a place with plenty of sunlight. The shrub prefers moist, well-drained soil.
The appearance of the Hortensia changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.
|Latin name:||Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong 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 hydrangea 'Strong Annabelle' thrives best in the garden. Prior to planting give the roots a good soaking - place the shrub in a bucket of luke-warm water. 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, press firmly down and water immediately after planting. Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong Annabelle' 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 'Strong Annabelle' in the garden
The striking Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong Annabelle' is an eye-catcher in every garden. The huge white flowers look fantastic in groups or in borders. You could fill a flower bed bordered with ‘Box’ with these amazing hydrangeas. They will even look at home grouped in the shrubbery. For a stunning effect, try combining Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong Annabelle' with the rambling rose 'Elfe'. Also a great partnership is with the pink Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle’.
This shrub really hates dry soil, so give your hydrangea 'Strong Annabelle' extra water during dry periods to prevent the roots from drying out. Apply a mulch of compost and garden fertiliser every year in early spring.
Hydrangea arborescens 'Strong Annabelle' flowers on last year's 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 hydrangea 'Strong Annabelle' is very hardy!
The dark green leaves are very pretty in the spring. The mophead flowers start off green and eventually turn to a pure white, 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 American Hydrangea. The colour of the flowers is not influenced by the pH levels as in other hydrangeas like the Macrophylla. This plant is a direct descendant of the lovely white Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and is therefore also called Hydrangea arborescens ‘Strong Annabelle’. The hydrangea only has small flowerets and the colour we see is actually the bracts of these flowerets forming one large bloom.