Hydrangea arborescens Strong Annabelle ('Abetwo') (PBR)

sevenbark Syn ( Incrediball - Strong Annabelle )

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Buy Hydrangea arborescens Strong Annabelle ('Abetwo') (PBR) sevenbark Syn ( Incrediball - Strong Annabelle ): A variety with sturdier branches

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This recently introduced Hydrangea has tougher branches than many of the other arborescens types, which means that as they mature they will stand up better in more exposed positions and will rarely flop over when laden with flowers. The glorious bundles of white flowers will also get larger as the plant grows older, but even when they are still quite young, they will put on a dazzling and long-lasting display from mid summer.

  • Garden care: In hot weather, thoroughly soak the plants roots when watering to prevent it drying out. Remove faded flowerheads in spring after the danger of frosts, cutting back the flowered stems to a strong pair of buds and take out misplaced or diseased shoots. Once established, remove a quarter to a third of the shoots to the base of the plant. Cutting it back in this way will keep it compact and will also result in a branching, bushier shrub. Mulch young plants with a well-rotted manure or compost in spring.

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Eventual height & spread

Snow balls in summer


Flowered in its first year. Has survived the hot summer without too much watering


W Dorset


Lots of flowers one year on


When I bought this it only had 3 flowers, this year (Y2) I think there is at least 15!




No effort for perfection


I bought this hydrangea as a gift for a friends birthday. It arrived on time and even when I rang after ordering to change the order Crocus said "no problem". The gift has certainly kept giving looks beautiful and is admired through the summer by all who see it.

Chris Parry

Downton Wilts


I would buy this product again


I have bought several plants from Crocus and all arrive in excellent condition and have thrived ever since. Their instructions for planting and aftercare are excellent. Highly recommend.




Yet to decide


The plant as purchased is only one year since purchase, the coming summer growing season will definately supply whether the puchased plant ia/has been/was a success


south Lincolnshire



This has performed fantastically in its first year. I am expecting it to blossom spectacularly next year.




Great big blooms


Great plant, ended up buying another and my Mom has also now brought one. I wanted something that was low maintenance, would fill a gap and had impact and this doesn't disappoint. One is in full sun, the other partial shade but both perform well with huge blooms which I regularly cut to display indoors, really healthy low maintenance plant. Arrived quickly with clear instructions and soon bedded in and started producing gorgeous flowers which last for ages. This was a bit pricey compared to what I'd normally spend on plants but see it as a worthwhile investment as should last for years to come.

Oatcake lady

Leek, Staffordshire


I would deffinately recommend this product


Put several plants together for a great display and add manure each year to help protect and feed them.




I would buy this again


Shows up well against evergreen hedge.




incredible service


ordered product at 10.30 Tues morning product arrived 10.0 Wed less than 24 hrs amazing product was packaged so it was impossible to be damaged whilst in transit and plant was of a good quality and size Now its for me to wait for nature to give me results very pleased customer


Glamorgan S Wales



4.8 11


Can these plants be potted for front house door display?


Hello, Yes, if the pots are really large and the plants are kept well fed and watered, then you can grow them in pots.


Hi could you please tell me the difference in head size between the Incrediball and the Annabelle Hydrangea? I currently have Annabelle in the bed but we are extending it and I have been recommended Incrediballs - will you notice a difference? Many thanks


Hello, There is not much difference in the size of the flowerhead, but the stems on Incrediball tend to be stronger.


How hardy is Hydrangea Annabelle? I live in Aberdeenshire, 23 miles West of Aberdeen, 600ft and quite exposed. I been wanting to buy some for a few years now, but have been advised that they will not flower due to our location.

Garden Queen

Hello there This plant is fully hardy so it will be fine in the cold down to -15. Regarding flowering, as long as it has sufficient sun, water, nutrients etc, it should flower, but wind if it is in a very exposed situation could be an issue, damaging the huge blooms.

Hi, at the time of writing it's mid March and I am worried that I'm seeing no new growth on my Annabell Strong that I purchased last year, while the plant seems to be alive but it' seems rather spindley. I'm comparing it to Hydrangea Limelight that you supplied at the same time as Annabell and Limelight is budding nicely. Should I give Annabell some more time, or prune it, or is something wrong?

impatient gardener

Hello, Not all hydrangeas start producing their new leaves at the same time, so it is not unusual for some to be budding up and others to look completely dormant - while some hydranges naturally have much stouter stems than others. With this in mind, it is still too early for these plants to be showing any significant signs of life just yet, so I would give them at least another 4 - 6 weeks and see what happens.


Hi, I'm planning on planting this hydrangea in a raised bed that's about 2m x 1m. I'm not sure which pot size to get to achieve fast results 3l or 12lt? Thanks


Hello, The plant in a 12-litre pot will be much more mature, so if you want more immediate impact, then I would opt for that one.


Hi, I have a border of approximately 2 metres by 4 metres and I would love to incorporate these. I want pure white and green and was wondering what might go with these for a simple looking border.


Hello, You could opt for a variegated hosta such as 'Francee' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/hosta-francee-fortunei/classid.2994/ or a lush green fern like this dryopteris. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/dryopteris-affinis-cristata/classid.1819/


Hi We have just received these Hydrangea and are planning to put them in large pots with pelargoniums around them. As they are rather spindly at present, and we need them to be looking fabulous by mid July, would you suggest pruning off the top growth in order to encourage them to bush out more, or simply stake them?


Hello there When these plants are young they can be quite spindly. As this variety flower on this years growth if you cut them back now, you won't have any flowers this year so I would stake them if needed. Hope this helps.

I have hydrangea incrediball and weekend we put them in big pots they are very small I had them of you last year so we put new compost and some chicken manure in and repoted them but they are in the open and we had some bad wind over the weekend so I have been out to look at them and the leaves have gone from green to brown and they are looking in rather sorry state are they dead or will they come back don't know much about plants thank you


Hello, This does not sounds great and the first thing I would do is make sure they are planted at the same depth as they were in their previous pots. If this is OK, then I suspect that they have either dried out or their roots have been damaged in the transplant. One other possibility is that you may have used too much fertiliser (most composts have sufficient fertiliser for 6 weeks or so), as this can damage the roots.


Hi, I would like to create a row of these at the front of my house. How closely should I plant them and how many years is it usual for them to get to the 1m+ height? Thanks!


Hello, If you are creating a hedge effect, then I would suggest planting them at 45cm intervals.


I have put a hydrangea Annabel in a pot am not sure if it's a strong one or not when would it be best to move it only planted this year


Hello, Ideally these should be moved when they are fully dormant, so any time between late autumn and early spring, provided the ground is not frozen. As it is now growing in a pot however, it is possible to plant it out at any time of the year provided you keep the root disturbance to a minimum. If you tackle it during the warmer weather, do make sure it is kept well watered.


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