Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 1-2.5' Width/Spread: 1-2.5'

Invincibelle Wee White® smooth hydrangea doesn’t just do everything ‘Annabelle’ does, it does it better. It has stronger stems, a smaller habit, and it’s more floriferous. You’ll love its useful compact frame, growing just 1-2.5 feet tall and wide, you’ll be able to put it just about anywhere. Its best placement is near high-traffic areas though, so its summer-long output of fresh blooms can be easily enjoyed. It’s lovely at the front of the border as edging or a low hedge, looks precious potted up, and is at home in mixed beds with perennials.

Why grow Invincibelle Wee White® smooth hydrangea?

  • Looks so perfect you might think it’s a fake plant.
  • Blooms for the entire summer and into fall.
  • A really tough native plant, it can thrive in heat and clay soil!


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 'NCHA5' PP#30,296; CBR#6345


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Average, Well-draining

Season of Interest



Borders, Containers, Cutting Gardens, Edging, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Award winner, Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Native

Blooms On

New wood


Dr. Tom Ranney


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