She told me the Annabelles were a sure thing, almost always happy and bloom like mad. Cut off the flowers whenever you wish. Another thing is, don't be surprised if your vanilla strawberry is only a vanilla for a few years. Use clean, sharp hand pruners to trim back each branch on the shrub. The ES have survived, but won't look anything like that picture this year. Ensure the plant has well-drained soil. “Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea): Native to North America, from moist shady sites. I too have endless summer at the entrance of my home and just purchased 2 All summer beauty for the front and an Annabelle for the side of the house under my magnolia. It’s also nice to shape the bush into a round shape. A bit of late-summer pruning isn’t going to send it into growth overdrive if the nights are starting to get longer and colder. Outgoing links in this post may be affiliate links in which this site receives a portion of sales at no extra cost. Prune instead to create a strong framework of woody stems to hold up years worth of enormous blooms (more on that below). Why is it a dud? Avoid pruning it back to the ground. We live in zone 5, where winters are cold and summers are hot. Try to find a spot where it will get at least 6 hours of sunshine. That is exactly the look I want in front. Dead, damaged, or diseased stems should be removed right to the ground whenever observed (no need to wait until the plant is dormant). Do Incrediball Hydrangea flowers need to be deadheaded? The roots need air as much as they need water. llnoe..my Bella Anna underperforms a bit..all of my plants could use more sun..but compared to ES Bella Anna is fun..it does at least bloom!.. Summer and autumn rains can sometimes weigh down the flowers of Incrediball and cause the stems to flop over towards the ground. This is a hardy, tolerant shrub. The Incrediball Hydrangea is a spectacular, low-maintenance flowering shrub for the home landscape. You can see the house now and they added other plants. The flowers are the same colour, the leaves are the same colour, but there are a couple important structural differences between the two hydrangeas: The two benefits of Incrediball over Annabelle are as follows: Incrediball Hydrangea is essentially an improved version of the Annabelle Hydrangea. Plant them somewhere where they get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, but also where the soil can be kept consistently moist. Amazingly, the blooms are also twice the size of 'Annabelle' for a truly stunning display. I am debating between Annabelle or incrediball for the spot. I picked ivy as it is a climbing plant also. I think it's a great annual, unless the rest of the summer proves me wrong. Meaghan - I'm not positive since they're all grown together now, but I think I started with three. If you’ve missed this window – that’s totally ok! I'm a dog lover so I'm smiling about your post although I'm not sure it's appropriate;-) I had a Hreat Dane that tore my beds and lawn and cost a pretty penny to fix, but she was the cutest and got rid of bunnies. Their spent flowers provide visual interest in an otherwise bleak winter garden. Fertilize Incrediball® Hydrangea plants with a slow-release granular organic fertilizer in the springtime. Im just now getting into gardening and learning. Let its branches mature into a strong foundation for holding up lovely big white hydrangea flowers every summer. They are so small this year that I'm hoping they don't need to be staked. The flowers of Hydrangea Incrediball are enticing to beneficial wildlife such as bees and butterflies. My neighbors had the same issue with their house. Here are some ideas for adding Incrediball® Hydrangea to your garden design: Incrediball Hydrangea produces large flowers which start out a light green colour. The ones on the left are in more sun and you can see a slight difference in bloom. Thanks, manur83. Ours is crawling instead of climbing bc of lack of vertical structures. Previously, the top of the line in the arborescens group was Annabelle. I'd give Annabelle a nine while Incrediball for now is Incredi-dud. Last night I was listening to a garden podcast, and the speaker said that most people get into the habit of always cutting down their shrubs in the same place, year after year, which isn't good for the plant. Love the petunias and was also thinking of the little yellow daylilies if a perennial was desired. This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Rake up fallen leaves and ensure that the stems have air circulation. They were so picked over and didn't look as healthy as the Annabelles, so I went with the Annabelles. Read on to learn more about Incrediball Hydrangea (also see Incrediball® Hydrangea for online ordering). Further Reading: Here are the Plant Breeder’s Rights for this named cultivar, which include interesting breeding history. It probably gets only 1-2 hours of early morning sun, then shade all day with maybe a tiny bit of dappled shade in the late evening. Hope you enjoy your hydrangeas as much as I am. Here are mine 1 month after planting. A drip line also waters the plants directly from the soil. It’s nice to find the shrubs as they’re just thinking about waking up from winter dormancy. In a lot of sun, I think there are fewer issues, but in my shade/part shade with fairly heavy soil, Annabelle gets tall and flops no matter how I prune or cage. You're getting some great ideas. The Incrediball shrubs I have in the shade are clearly not as happy as those in full sun. I was having some buyers remorse on the way home, I'm so glad you recommended the ones that I bought. Improving on Annabelle was likely, as Annabelle is actually a wild cultivar (was found in the wild, not bred in a nursery). In our northern zone, Incrediball does well in full sun all day. One day I saw the husband hook a chain around the bottom of a bush and pull each one out with a little tracker type riding mower thing (technical term). Ruth, your beds/plants are gorgeous! 270 locations nationwide! Check out this helpful article from The Garden Professors for proper instruction on late summer pruning. Sku #7452. The Incrediball Hydrangea prefers well-drained soil. Pruning in late winter or early spring encourages strong growth of stems and production of flowers. The cultivar name is 'Abetwo,' while \"Incrediball\"notably, not \"incredible\"is a trademark name. It can be planted in hard zones of 3 to 9. I also trim off any stems that are crossing other stems and growing in the wrong direction. In some climates, however, the cold weather can do away with the whole stem during wintertime…resulting in no flowers the next summer! Plant in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Origin: North America 6. perennial plant 7. bush with thick, wide growth 8. It’s not particularly slow growing or fast growing in most conditions. :-) The pink flower in front is petunia Vista Bubblegum. Hydrangeas that flower on old wood actually grow their flower buds at the end of the summer and keep them over winter in preparation for next year. Just a few weeks back I finally severed the vines and yesterday it rained heavily. The last thing you need is more perfectly manicured lawn. Adding structure and soft hues to the garden, these low maintenance beauties are a sophisticated yet simple solution for a busy gardener. While the upper part of the plant is asleep, the roots are busy getting established, which kind of gives them a jumpstart on spring. see more; Family Hydrangeaceae . Ill try to grab a pic, or create a drawing to share. Incrediball® Smooth Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' PP #20,571. Spring Meadow Nursery has been propagating and distributing Incrediball Hydrangeas for the Proven Winners brand since the companies joined forces in 2004. Those things get monstrous! This generally happens with recently-planted shrubs or particularly leggy specimens. They popped right out and it really made a huge wonderful difference. across (30 cm), that brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. These plants are stunners, even in the winter! Incrediball hydrangea will make you say WOW - it's an improved version of the garden classic 'Annabelle' hydrangea, but with strong, sturdy stems that don't flop over and extra-large blooms to boot. Another feature of the Incrediball Hydrangea is that it flowers on new wood. There's always next year! Keep old wood trimmed to 24" each spring. They can be planted up to 6 feet apart to maintain a similar linear visual effect with a lower up-front cost. Well-drained soil can loose nutrients as water drains through, so the addition of quality compost or organic fertilizer can help boost soil nutrients. The seed heads can then be observed forming. Prune it once a year just before it starts growing for the season. Nice pic Bungalow, your Annabelles look very happy! This post was edited by ruth_mi on Thu, Jul 17, 14 at 10:30. The large blooms are also on very strong stems, that are able to hold the flowers upright, which is a common complaint of Annabelle hydrangeas. I had one midsummer-planted Incrediball Shrub experience transplant shock and fail to flower that summer or the next summer. Do you mean the Endless Summers (pink)? 6. I love that hosta- what is the pink flower in the front ? The flowers are a light green as they first open (similar to Limelight Hydrangea). Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' (Hydrangea 'Incrediball') will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 1.8m after 10-20 years. Peony stakes are another option. Should one of these lovelies finds itself in the right spot, the show is unlike any other perennial shrub. Mums look like crap in winter and people who plant them generally do it in The fall and pull them when they die, but I urge you to take time to embrace the changing textures of a good garden throughout the season. The flowers are almost obscenely huge and I still have flopping problems when the plants need more water than I … 1. At the colder end of this range, it’s wise to search out a warm microclimate protected from the worst of the winter harshness. It's an eastern exposure. Any thoughts? I would remove the shutters altogether-they are unnecessary, and add to the problem. ‘Abetwo’ is commonly sold in commerce under the trade name of INCREDIBALL. New shrubs have a moderate growth rate. Genus Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour . Slow-release fertilizer can be applied in early spring. https://springmeadownursery.com/about/our-story/. It’s easy to grow, flowers reliably, produces giant booms, and has a lovely fragrance. \"Incrediball\" was presumably chosen as the name to trumpet the impressive size of the \"balls\" of flowers. Obviously I asked her which she thought I should go with. It’s called Invincibelle Incrediball (and a similar pink version called Invincibelle Spirit ), and I believe the main improvement is that it is less likely to flop. The true bright white period of the flowers will vary – even a single shrub may have flowers at different stages of maturity. Prune any affected branches down to the ground as soon as observed. @ruth_mi beautiful! Check out my favourite overall plant foods on this page. Clay, Loamy, Sandy. Maybe I expected too much. As it is a descendant of Annabelle Hydrangea, the Incrediball Hydrangea is often referred to as the Improved Annabelle. The stems should each have some room to grow and hopefully not be rubbing on each other. What you bought are fine selections for zone 5. :). These are not the right shrubs for dry, exposed locations. I wouldn't tear out anything until you have been there a full year, because although this place doesn't look like it was landscaped by a real garden lover, things that you think are weeds or ugly may surprise you when they bloom or die back. Thank you! The ones in the sunny areas are happily growing into rounded shrubs with stronger branches. The blooms open a pale green colour, fading to white as the summer draws to an end. The hostas are my favorite one - Liberty. I had trees with grapevines in them shading my Annabelles. You cant see it and it holds everything in place beautifully. The digital timer of a DIY drip line irrigation system can keep up with frequent watering without becoming a burden on your yard work schedule. Your yard is just beautiful! Hydrangea aborescens is a large bushy North American shrub bearing a mixture of tiny fertile florets and larger more showy sterile ones, which fact have coloured bracts in place of petals. White flowers begin to appear in mid-summer and open to enormous snowballs, nearly the size of basketballs! Ruth your gardens are stunning!! Even though Incrediball has larger flowers than Annabelle, the flowers are less likely to droop because the stems are so much stronger. Deciduous shrub, open habit, often spreading from suckers. Here are the Plant Breeder’s Rights for this named cultivar, which include interesting breeding history. Not good! Incrediball® Hydrangea has dark green foliage and large creamy-white rounded blooms. Plant sizes vary from the 1-foot tall Invincibelle Wee White to 5-foot tall Incrediball. Most professionals recommend pruning hydrangeas like Annabelle to help control for shape and to increase blooms. All these plants really require is an early spring pruning followed by frequent watering throughout the growing season. Yes, take the plunge and remove them. If so, I had four on one side and three on the other. Dingo..we had the same nasty frost..my Macs never bloom anyway but yours do..it's logical that record setting low temperatures affected yours.. You certainly can deadhead the flowers off this shrub, but it’s not required. But since mine are front and center, I like them to fill in quickly, so that's what I use. Let it grow a permanent framework of branches to hold up its heavy flowers. escolat: I've wanted some outside plant that stays green year round. I had my Annabelle located close to the house where the overhang protected it from getting rained on and this then reduced occurrences of the flopping problem. Hi Tina. Moist soil that rarely dries out will produce the healthiest plants. Sandy loam is preferable. Cut flowers for arrangements throughout the season. Pruning at the very start of the gardening season won’t remove any existing flower buds, but it will encourage buds to grow in the springtime. Organic fertilizer can be applied to these shrubs until summertime. Hydrangea aborescens ‘Annabelle’ has only sterile florets, which makes the flower heads much larger, like spectacular white balls up to 30cm across. The growth rate also seems to be quite affected by sunlight. Was still likely to have the floops and when it does floop, it is not as flexible and can actually snap the stems. Her opinion of the incrediball was that it was a bit more picky about conditions, which would affect amount and size of bloom. A recently introduced variety, which has eye-catching really large ball-shaped flowers (up to 30cm in diameter) which cover the plant over an extended period from mid to later summer. - About Mary Jane (https://www.homefortheharvest.com/authors/about-mary-jane-duford/), 32 Camping Gifts Perfect For Outdoorsy Friends Or Nature-Loving Family Members. Incrediball Hydrangeas generally grow to a width of 5 feet. Planting Incrediball Hydrangeas is best done in early spring or early fall. On the other hand, it required close monitoring of soil moisture. The Incrediball hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' Incrediball) is a broadleaf, deciduous flowering shrub. (Not growing as fast back there, but still decent looking.) across (30 cm), that brighten shady areas and bring life to the garden. Timing pruning at the start of the season also allows gardeners to keep the spent hydrangea blooms on the branches over winter. Smooth hydrangeas like Incrediball do not change the colour of their flowers with different soil pH adjustments. It was developed from the Annabelle hydrangea, which was originally found in the wild near Anna, Illinois. I space mine about 18" - 20" but they could be further apart if you also use Vista Bubblegum. Just wondering if Annabelle is the safer way to go? Once it starts to need a bit of pruning, only prune one 3rd of the shrub, usually from the inside. The best time to transplant strawberries is in the early spring. The Incrediball has large blooms on very strong stems, that are able to hold the flowers upright, which is a common complaint of Annabelle … I tried them in 2012 and of course they had the dreaded downy mildew. 2) 86 shutters. I was looking for companion flowers but hostas will stay with the Annabelle since I get at least 6hrs of morning sun in the front. I usually remove them all the way down to the base of the plant (assuming there are few of them). These are native plants that are well-adapted to the climates of the North American East Coast. These easy-to-care-for native deciduous shrubs are winter hardy in growing zones 3 to 9. Incrediball has stronger stems than Annabelle Hydrangea; Incrediball has larger flower heads than Annabelle Hydrangea; Incrediball Hydrangea is essentially an improved version of the Annabelle Hydrangea. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting gallery. I love your garden! Help me beautify or remove my front yew foundation hedge, Is it Worth Growing Macs in Colder Climates? Incrediball is an easy hydrangea to prune. A heavy clay soil is not going to grow the healthiest specimen, although it might struggle along just fine. Aphids can usually be sprayed off the plant with plain water if caught early. I hope your baby behaves this summer!! Use a rich organic mulch like homemade compost. In early summer, this deciduous shrub produces huge, rounded flower clusters, up to 12 in. They’re also just pretty! So when the buds are ready to open and the leaves flush out, you’ve got a good root system established.”. They have been a fav for a long time. Keep on the lookout for droopy leaves and increase the frequency of the drip watering timer in dry spells. Hydrangea is susceptible to certain woody plant diseases such as powdery mildew. I too get eastern exposure so I'm feeling good about adding Hostas. Ruth, what an amazing front yard. I prefer more natural, lower maintenance landscaping. With blooms as big as 12 inches wide! Growth height: 40 cm to 2 m 9. big, white inflorescence with a diameter of 15 to 30 cm 10. blooming period from July until September 11. sterile decorative flowers 12. s… Incrediball Hydrangea is a natural cultivar of Hydrangea arborescens (Smooth Hydrangea). When I was preparing to purchase hydrangeas for my front yard I had the same question. I'm planning to purchase 2-3 hydrangeas for the front of my house. Hostas are a favorite. Do you grow Incrediball? It comes up quite yellow, which I enjoy in the spring, but not sure how you'd feel about that. Incrediball vs. Annabelle. If you have been doing this or if you have a newly planted Annabelle Hydrangea, I have found it best to leave the shrub unpruned for a couple years to let the stems mature and thicken. Year two is when I'll probably do the stake system as well. Resist the urge to prune the whole plant back to the ground in the off-season. This location receives part sun, maybe 3 hours throughout the day. There are over 70 hydrangea species around the world, 25 of which grow only in China.Hedges today made of flowering hydrangeas are quite common because hydrangeas are so easy to cultivate and the flowers are beautiful. What they do love is soil that is nutrient rich. Flowers turn brown after a hard freeze or frost. The flowers of Incrediball Hydrangeas do not need to be deadheaded (cut off) during the growing season. The roots need air too! Watch for pest insects such as aphids. Abetwo/Incrediball is the product of an open-pollenated cross of the mother Annabelle and pollen from an unknown male variety. This improved version of the classic Annabelle Hydrangea is the secret to adding striking white hydrangea blooms to your garden (even in cold climates) without signing up for a lot of extra work. This selection has sturdy, thick stems, so the flowers stay upright & out of the mud all summer long. The simple answer to the question can you use hydrangeas to form a hedge, is yes. For this reason, many gardeners cut them back to the ground (within 6″) in late winter or early spring. This spectacular improved version of the native Annabelle hydrangea produces huge, full flower heads, as large as 12" across, and is both reliable and beautiful. Do not let moisture-loving mulch like shredded bark touch the stems of the plants. Spent flower heads can also look interesting in freeform flower arrangements over winter. I don’t stake mine (as you can see by my Annabelle Goes To Oz pictures). Just looked at your blog and your garden is beautiful. Incrediball® Hydrangea plants do not require any special winterization tactics. 3) yank mums, plant some annuals you like there (NOT SYMMETRICALLY! Need a lot of water for the first year though. The species Hydrangea arborescens grows wild along slopes and streams in Eastern USA. If they will, you can also consider Annabelle clones: Invincibelle Spirit and Bella Anna bloom only pink (sifferent shades of pink so try to see them in bloom to determine if you like the shades of pink); Incrediball (white blooms); White Dome (a white lacecap version). Here's a spring picture. @ruth_mi How many hydrangeas do you have on each side of your walkway? The Incrediball® Hydrangea has the largest blooms of any hydrangea! The best time to fertilize is after the ground thaws and before growth really starts getting going. I love the yellow. Since they bloom first, you can move them over to the Annabelles a month later. Here are all sorts of ideas for what to give, from experiences to gear to backcountry luxuries. Shrubs in the shade certainly don’t grow as fast (or flower as much) as shrubs that receive at least 6 hours of sun per day. Wondering when to transplant strawberries? Because Incrediball flowers on new wood, it is a reliable flower producer even in summers after particularly cold winters. If you’ve got a choice, morning sun is preferable to afternoon sun (though not at all a deal-breaker). Why You Should Give Hydrangeas a Place in Your Yard, Living Small: City & Small Space Consulting, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Thanks! In 2013, I tried begonias, but they just weren't the right scale flower, plus the yellow centers gave them a more coral tone from a distance which I didn't care for with the Endless Summers. Plant genus: Hydrangea 4. Both Annabelle and and its child variety Incrediball can experience flopping flowers. Trees are the number one thing you are missing that will help eliminate the "tiny boxes" look. (I've tried every kind of caging imaginable.) Measure from the centre base of the stem rather than the edge of the branches. Unlike true mophead hydrangeas, Incrediball (which is actually a smooth hydrangea) flowers on fresh new stems. Let the light into the area or consider a more suitable location for the plant. Each stem just needs to be shortened. I've been wanting Incrediball, but haven't heard a lot of rave reviews yet on this forum. ), watch garden and plan your garden for a year at least. Fortunately the bees and butterflies don’t seem to mind snacking in full sunlight! Do they do well in the sun. Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo' is a smooth hydrangea bred by Proven Winners®. While these plants like sun, they NEED consistently moist soil to thrive. My experience with hostas in my zone of 9 is that they need shade. The reason is that the roots never go dormant. I just got back from the nursery.I hadnt seen your post and was looking at the Incrediballs. I have a new dog (a rescue) this year, so looking at those old pictures is making me laugh. It's done wonderfully, even in my back yard in more shade. Incrediball hydrangea was developed by Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs as a stronger, non-flopping replacement to 'Annabelle' hydrangea. Again, this isn’t a deal-breaker (just a preference). They are supposed to be improved variety of Annabelle, stronger stems and more flowerheads. They did it themselves in a day - I couldn't believe how easy they came out. We are compensated for referring traffic and business to Amazon and other companies linked to on this site. Incrediball hydrangea grows best in full sun to partial shade. I should also mention that Liberty is fairly early to come up in the spring, so if you have late frosts, you might need to cover it. Like the Annabelle hydrangea, it is hardy and flowers on new wood, but Incrediball has stronger branches and bigger flower heads than the Annabelle. And for minimal effort, you get hophead-type blooms without having to protect the shrub from the winter cold. It’s such a shame when that happens. Plant species: Hydrangea arborescens 3. A favorite of many gardeners - and deservedly so - Smooth Hydrangea 'Annabelle' (Hydrangea arborescens) is an outstanding flowering shrub. Flat creamy white flower-heads, in summer, numerous tiny fertile flowers surrounded by a few sterile florets.”. While these shrubs do like sunlight, they’re not total sunbathers. Wish i found you sooner. What’s the perfect white hydrangea for northern gardens? Noteworthy Characteristics. Incrediball® Hydrangea is the consumer trade name for the named cultivar “Abetwo” of Hydrangea arborescens, sold by Proven Winners. Ruth, how far apart do you space your petunias? A freeze or hard frost will turn exposed flowers brown. Here are some great pruning tips from the grower of Incrediball® Hydrangea: As for pruning, cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height each spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on stems. O. Once each branch has had a bit of a haircut, step back and look at the general shape of the plant. Incrediball, located elsewhere, produced larger blooms but while the stems where sturdier (to prevent flopping), they did not seem thaaat much sturdier to me. I've built a handful of gardens over the last few years and have totally fallen in love with gardening. Flowering hydrangea Hedges. Ruth_mi your hostas are incredibly beautiful. There is an improved version of Annabelle out now from Proven Winners . If these hydrangeas are left to totally dry out, they may not survive. Note: We currently no longer offer the Annabelle Hydrangea but we do offer a newer improved version called the Incrediball® Hydrangea by Proven Winners Plants. Local pollinators will frequent your yard to visit this shrub. These plants love consistently-moist soil. Plant family: Hydrangea family (Hydrangeaceae) 2. Annabelle Vs Incrediball Hydrangea Annabelle Hydrangea is a flowering plant that grows in 3 to 5 feet in height. I planned to use impatiens there when I redid the landscaping. Looking for the perfect camping gift for your outdoorsy friend or family member? I used to cage them then pack the cages with shredded leaves but haven't done it the last two winters. It’s happy in both full sun and part sun, but will struggle in the shade (less than 4 hours of sunlight per day). The Incrediball Hydrangea is quite easy to care for. Your picture is breath taking June! In southern climates, shade from the blazing afternoon sun would be preferable. She had 5 incrediballs on her property and about 10 annabelles. The exuberant mop-headed beauties evoke dreams of an endless summer by the sea, Even if you don't tinker with the hue by changing the soil, hydrangeas have an entertaining range of uses in all kinds of landscapes. So much so, my sweet, old german lady neighbor came out to scold me for planting dying hydrangeas. Their leaves may droop during hot, dry spells, but they won’t be the first plants to die during a drought. To summarize: 1) take the advice to paint the door that is easy and will make you happy. While they won’t love it, smooth hydrangeas will often survive droughts. Searching out a sunny spot is a key planting tip for Incrediball® Hydrangea. I bought Incrediball about four years ago and it is puny. I would limit fertilizing in August-October to a top-dressing of homemade compost. I lean toward Incrediball. "Had" is because I lost one in 2018 (dog's tie-out kept pulling it out), so now it's four and two. Watering for Incrediball® Hydrangea is best done with a watering system. Gorgeous gardens June!!! link to 32 Camping Gifts Perfect For Outdoorsy Friends Or Nature-Loving Family Members, Trees and Shrubs: A Gardener’s Encyclopedia, Interview with Margaret Roach, A Way to Garden. 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