INCREDIBALL® Blush Smooth Hydrangea

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 4-5' Width/Spread: 4-5'

All the same strength and beauty of the original Incrediball®, but a lovely shade of blush-pink. In early summer a sea of dark pink buds float atop sturdy stems, flushing out into massive silvery-pink blooms for a long summer show. It reblooms throughout the season and into autumn, giving this plant a complex, months-long color show. Its convenient size suits it well for use in the middle of the border, as the thriller in container plantings, and just about any other landscape application you can think of!

Why grow Incrediball® Blush smooth hydrangea?

  • Fantastic native for the cut flower garden.
  • Very strong stems.
  • Captivating coloring.


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 inches. This will help it absorb more water.

Botanical Name

Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA4' PP#28,280, CBR#5624


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun



Season of Interest



Borders, Containers, Cutting Gardens, Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Award winner, Clay soil, Cut flower, Long blooming, Native, Salt tolerant

Blooms On

New wood


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