Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Family - Hydrangeaceae
Category - Shrub
Season of Interest - Summer
Hardiness - H6
Height - 1.2m or more
Width - 1.5m
Location - The Parterre, The White Garden

Description: A small to medium-sized Deciduous Shrub with an upright, bushy habit. Mid to dark green leaves are broadly ovate in shape with finely toothed margins. Many small sterile florets are held in large mophead-like flowerheads (Corymbs) that can reach more than 30cm across. The flowers are green when young and become creamy white with age. The Corymbs are held atop upright stems and are produced from mid-summer into early autumn. Excellent for use as cut flowers.

Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Large, domed corymbs composed of many sterile florets can reach 30cm or more across. Individual flowers are pale green when young and mature to white. The flowers are produced from July to September on the current season's growth.

Flower colour: White

Flower shape: Sterile florets held in corymbs

Flowering time: July, August, September


Mid to dark green leaves are broadly ovate in shape and have serrate margins. The leaves are held in opposite pairs on upright stems.

Foliage Senescence: Deciduous

Foliage Shape: Ovate




Best in full sun to partial shade in fertile, moisture-retentive soil that is well-drained.