Sevenbark

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

Sevenbark - Hydrangea arborescens  'Annabelle'

Common Name: Sevenbark
Genus: Hydrangea
Species: arborescens
Cultivar: 'Annabelle'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

One of the loveliest hydrangeas, this has huge globes of tightly packed creamy white bracts that look like giant snowballs in late summer. As autumn progresses the blowsy flowerheads fade to pale lime and the dark green pointed leaves turn soft yellow. It has an upright habit and makes a breathtaking feature in a wide partly shady border particularly when planted in groups or with other hydrangeas. The flowerheads are a popular choice for dried flower arrangements. Contact with the foliage may aggrevate skin allergies.

  • Garden care: Hydrangeas do not like to dry out. In dry weather soak the roots with a hose and the plant will usually recover. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds. Take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring. Once established remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant.



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