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Annabelle Hydrangea: A sterile mophead form of a native American species. ‘Annabelle’ is a deciduous shrub that grow 3 – 5’ tall and wide. ‘Annabelle’ has enormous flower heads (up to 10”) that begin greenish, spend the bulk of summer a creamy white, age to pink and overwinter a papery-brown. Excellent dried, both on the plant and in the house. Blooms on new growth so it’s a great hydrangea to grow in Central Oregon where it thrives in semi-shaded situations with adequate summer moisture. The leaves are 3 – 8” long, dark green serrated. No serious insect or disease problems.
Some people plant ‘Annabelle’ as a hedge since it can be cut back severely in the winter for a tidy effect. This plant is deer resistant. USDA Hardiness Zone 4 – 9