Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’

(Annabelle Smooth Hydrangea)


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Annabelle is a naturally occuring cultivar of Smooth Hydrangea with larger flower heads than the species.  Matures at 3′-5′ high and wide.  The long lasting white blooms occur in early summer on rounded clusters 8″-12″ across.


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade.  Intolerant of drought, with foliage tending to decline considerably in dry conditions. Plants may die to the ground in harsh winters. Bloom occurs on new wood, so plants may be pruned back close to the ground in late winter to revitalize and to encourage vigorous stem growth and best form. If not pruned back, any weakened and/or damaged stems should be removed in early spring.

Additional information

Blooming Period

late spring to early summer

Botanical Name

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Common Name

Annabelle Smooth Hydrangea

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Deer Resistant






Light Requirements

Part shade

Water Needs

Consistently moist

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