Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball®
Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball®

Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball®

Shipment begins in Fall 2019

SKU: F63133
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Smooth Hydrangea
Hardiness Zone: 3-9S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jun-Sep
Height: 4-5' Spacing: 4-5'
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This incredibly hardy variety boasts amazing blooms (up to 12" across) held on thick, sturdy stems that dont flop. Flowers progress from lime green to white and back to green. They add heft to bouquets, fresh or dried. Blooms on new wood. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'Abetwo' PP 20,571

Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—a quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone. For more information on Hydrangea care, click on Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Beautiful Hygrangea

Cindy from La Puente, CA

I bought the flower last fall. This is the first bloomed for me early spring and summer. I can't believed how beautiful they look and how big they are. I will purchase three more this fall.

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A viewer from Wake Forest NC

This plant is amazing. 2nd year and ginormous. Wish I could share pics - worth the money. A bit needy in the water dept for the first year or so but worth it!

14 of 14 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Incredibly hardy and strong (careless contractors be damned!)

A viewer from Wynnewood, PA

Ordered from WFF and planted in spring 2016, two Incrediball hydrangeas are in their second year in my backyard (in a spot with morning sun & afternoon shade). The two bushes produced several large flowers within months of planting and, as promised, their branches did not topple under their weight. Then, in spring 2017, the two bushes were happy and healthy before a crew of careless roofers managed to break both bushes with debris and their trampling feet. I was devastated but, to my surprise, the Incrediballs bounced back within a month's time (they're about 3' tall already) and look as great as ever! So pleased with these strong shrubs!

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Buyer Beware!

A viewer from Clinton Corners, NY

I recently purchased two Incredible hydrangeas with the hopes that the flowers would indeed have strong stems to stand up to rain showers. So far I have been most disappointed in both the stem strength and the size of the flower head Stem strength I see very little difference in the staying power of the stem compared to the regular Annabelle hydrangea. The flowers on the Incrdiball are just as floppy as the Annabelle.Size of Flower Head While the plants I purchased at White Flower Farm were of a good size, the flowers on them are no where near what i would call 'incredible!" Actually, they are quite small compared to the Annabelles that I have blooming! Perhaps this will change in the years to come.

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Jason from Southern Indiana

I purchased this plant 4 years ago from a reputable nursery as a 3 gallon plant just to try it out. I planted it on the northeast corner of my house where it receives plenty of morning sun in soil amended with compost. The first season it was healthy and the blooms were nice but not as advertised. I would say 6" across at the most. The 2nd season it exploded! I measured several blooms at 10" across and a couple closer to 12". The 3rd season the blooms were just a tad smaller in the 7-9" range. Ive never had any trouble with the blooms falling over except after a heavy rain they sag under the weight of the water some but stand back up after the plant dries. Being very happy with this plant I returned to the nursery to buy 2 more to discover they quit carrying them. They said they performed so poorly they stopped selling them and were surprised at how well mine were growing. After searching locally for more with no luck I layered a few limbs from my original plant and transplanted 3 new plants last fall. This spring the original plant is looking as good as ever budding out and the new starts are already about 2 feet tall and even putting out a couple buds on each plant. Very happy and would recommend as long as the plant is sited similarly.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: hye-dran'jee-uh 

Growing H. anomala arborescens

Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.

Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.

Pruning: Can be shortened, or pruned back to the ground, either in fall or early spring. Hydrangea arborescens blooms on new wood.

Reflowering: You may cut the first flowering stems of H. arborescens 'Annabelle' and hang to dry for arrangements; rebloom may then occur in August or September.

Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring; larger tree-form varieties are difficult to move once established, but it can be done. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.

End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: Prune as indicated above. Prune out any dead wood from all varieties. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.

Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.

Summer: Cut flowering stems from H. arborescens 'Annabelle' and hang to dry if desired.

Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew. If not pruned in spring, plants can be shortened, or pruned back to the ground.

For more information on growing Hydrangeas, click here.


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