AWARD

HYDRANGEA arborescens 'Annabelle'

Commonly known as Sevenbark

Very large creamy-white flowerheads
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Long-stalked, broad leaves to 18cm (7in) long, dark-green above, paler beneath.
  • Cream
  • White
    Creamy-white
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Rounded shrub. Large, almost spherical flowerheads 20-25cm (8-10in) across of mainly sterile flowers.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds.
  • Partial shade

HYDRANGEA arborescens 'Annabelle'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Burncoose speciality
    See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
    Good to know
    Found in the wild. Flowers on new wood. Prune to lowest pair of healthy buds to create a low framework of branches. Neglected plants can be hard-pruned.
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    IIlinois, USA. 1910. Harriet Kirkpatrick.
  • Burncoose Specialities
    Hydrangeas
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy
    (People & Pets) Maybe harmful to pets if eaten
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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