Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Ruby'
Hydrangea arborescens 'Invincibelle Ruby' flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Group/Class: Invincibelle Series
This unique selection features enormous ruby-red and silver-pink flower heads in mid summer, lasting for a very long time; best if treated like a perennial and pruned to a few inches from the ground in spring, blooms on new growth; somewhat coarse
Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea features bold balls of ruby-red flowers with shell pink overtones at the ends of the branches from early to late summer, which emerge from distinctive burgundy flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.