Incrediball hydrangea will make you say "Boom Shakka Lakka!" or "Wow." Its a cultivated and improved version of the classic 'Annabelle' hydrangea, but breed for strong sturdy stems that won't flop over and even bigger blooms. Around mid-summer white flowers will begin to appear and they open up into these enormous snowballs that are so big and bold (seriously soccer ball sized) you'll have to stop and admire them. These blooms age to a light green that persist until frost and brown for winter. This North American native cultivar is easy to grow, so no wonder they are so popular.
|Bloom Color:||White that transforms to light green|
|Bloom Period:||Summer to fall|
|Fall Color:||Orange with hints of red and yellow|
|Foliage Color:||Green with light green branches|
|Genus & Species:||Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' USPP 20,571|
|Mature Height:||4 to 5 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||4 to 5 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil; that retains moisture well.|
|Sun Exposure:||Part sun to part shade|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea
Hydrangeas do well in areas that have well drained consistently moist soil that is free of compaction. prepare your soil by loosening it up with tilling or digging and then mulch well around the flowers to discourage mowers and other traffic. These hydrangeas should be pruned back int he spring removing any growth that isn't green when scratched with a thumbnail, but they can be trimmed to about 1 ft. to keep a tighter more compact appearance. Apply a slow release fertilizer in the spring for best results.