A red hydrangea in a compact size. This member of the invincibelle line is an offshoot of the popular native Annabelle hydrangea that is sized to fit into tight spaces like a perennial bed. 2 to 3 ft. tall at maturity it has strong stems that hold large flowers that emerge red and hold their color through summer and fall. The moderate stature, red color and large blooms make this a great plant for a number of settings. We love it as the highlight of a garden bed, particularly in front of a white or blue colored house. Shines in the middle of a garden bed or as cover for a low retaining wall. Blooms on new wood, so it will reliably flower each year when cared for appropriately. We think you'll love this red option in your garden. Makes great cut flowers and blooms virtually all summer without deadheading.
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|Bloom Color:||Red and redish pink through the flower|
|Bloom Period:||Summer to fall|
|Fall Color:||Orange with hints of red and yellow|
|Foliage Color:||Deep rich green|
|Genus & Species:||Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA7' USPP 30,358|
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||2 to 3 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil; that retains moisture well.|
|Sun Exposure:||Part sun|
|Zone:||4a to 8a|
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 Invincibelle Mini Mauvette® 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. Prune back about 1/3 of the plant each spring prior to blooming to encourage new growth, remove any dead branches at this time, but keep woody shoots that are green when scratched with a thumbnail. 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. Bark mulch will help maintain moisture as these hydrangeas appreciate consistent moisture, but also prefer at least 6 hours of sun. If plants are wilting or they are not blooming, the soil is probably too dense/compact and not retaining adequate moisture through hot conditions.