Invincibelle Limetta® Smooth Hydrangea

This revolutionary new variety offers a dwarf habit with lush green flowers and very strong stems. Blooms start out a rich jade green, soften to green-white, then age to green again. This strong rebloomer keeps fresh flowers coming through frost, too. A versatile, reliable native shrubs that appeals to landscape designers and homeowners alike.

Additional information

Dimensions3 × 3 ft
Botanical Name

<i>Hydrangea arborescens</i> 'NCHA8' pp#30431, CBR#6346

Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Green

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Moist

Bloom Time

Early Summer through Fall

Uses

Borders, Containers, Low Hedges, Naturalizing

Features

Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Heat tolerant, Native, Reblooming

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Light: It depends on the climate you live in. For gardens at the cooler end of their hardiness range, they will thrive in full sun. For gardens at the warmer end of the range, it benefits from placement in afternoon shade.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. Soil pH does not affect flower color.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. When the buds begin to swell noticeably, cut the whole plant back by one third. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2″. This will help it absorb more water.

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