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Incrediball Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo'

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Incrediball Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' flowers

Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' flowers

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Incrediball Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'Abetwo') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' in bloom

Hydrangea arborescens 'Incrediball' in bloom

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Description:

An exciting new introduction to the world of hydrangeas, this shrub produces huge, basketball size flowers; best if treated like a perennial and pruned to a few inches from the ground in spring because it blooms on new growth

Ornamental Features

Incrediball Hydrangea features bold balls of white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Incrediball 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.

Incrediball Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Incrediball Hydrangea will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features