How do you take care of Annabelle hydrangeas?
‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea is most at home in partial shade and evenly moist but well-drained soil; she’ll grow in full sun if moisture is ample. Because she flowers heavily on the current season’s growth (“new wood”), most gardeners cut the stems to the ground in late winter.
Should I cut back Annabelle hydrangeas?
The best way to prune Annabelle Hydrangeas is by removing faded flowers and an inch or two of growth to promote a second round of gorgeous blooms. Don’t prune until around the end of September or beginning of October. Always wait until flowers have visibly faded before pruning them.
How quickly do Hydrangea Annabelle grow?
APPEARANCE. Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ will grow to a height and spread of 2m / 7ft after four or five years. Without a shadow of doubt the main interest of this shrub is the large number of huge white flowers produced from late July to early September.