Planting Position: Hydrangea are happy in full sun through to partial shade in a position where they can take centre stage.
Soil: Any, but prefers well drained moderately fertile Humus rich.
Suitable for container planting: Yes but will do better planted in a sunny border, away from exposed windy sites
Eventual Height and spread: Up to 1.5 metres tall with a 2 metre spread.
Growth speed: Moderate.
Growth Habit: Upright and bushy Flowers: Produces huge white blooms which can be as big as 30cm in diameter held upright by strong sturdy stems.
Flowering period: July through to September.
Winter Hardy: Yes
Pruning: Remove faded flower heads in spring after the frosts have passed, cut back the stems to approximately 2cm above a strong pair of buds and remove any misplaced or diseased branches.
One of the best know varieties of Hydrangea, Annabelle is a stunning. Please note pictures are our 2016 plants in early stages of flowering.
When should I prune back my Hydrangea:
We suggest waiting until Febrary/March when the frosts have gone. The dead flower heads will protect the plant over the winter months. When the frosts have finished cut it back by approximately a quarter and remove any weak or frost damaged shoots to the healthy wood.