Plant of the Week: INVINCIBELLE WEE WHITE® Smooth hydrangea

Small but mighty…

It’s Invincibelle Wee White®, the dwarf ‘Annabelle’-type hydrangea!

What’s not to love about this little (1-2.5′) plant? It’s as durable and adaptable as the familiar ‘Annabelle’ or Incrediball® hydrangea but will fit into spaces that larger varieties never would. That means you can use this rugged native species in many more places than you could before. It’s a problem-solving plant that looks great as it blooms each summer on new wood.

Smooth hydrangeas (H. arborescens) are a good choice for anyone in a colder climate or for sites that are too exposed for H. macrophylla. While no hydrangea is great in a truly arid environment, this species will handle drought better than bigleaf hydrangeas. Just remember, flower color occurs naturally with smooth hydrangeas, so no blue flowers here. Invincibelle Wee White® hydrangea flowers will start out green, turn a blush white, then transition to green again as they age.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Whether you celebrate Canada Day tomorrow or the U.S. Independence Day on July 4 on Monday (or both – we’re friends!), here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend. Fireworks scare the pets, so maybe celebrate with some North American plants instead.


  1. Why are you calling it a panicle hydrangea when the botanical clearly states that it is an arborescent?
    You’re confusing me.

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