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Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’ (Incrediball®)

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Selected at Spring Meadow Nursery as a seedling of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’, Incrediball® wild hydrangea improves on its parent in nearly every way. Its most notable feature is huge mophead inflorescences that are supported by sturdy stems that resist flopping. Otherwise, Incrediball® delivers the same iconic look as similar large, white-flowered mophead cultivars, such as H. arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Hydrangea arborescens ‘Grandiflora’. The cutback version of Incrediball® also proved resistant to flopping, which was a common problem with the cutbacks of similar cultivars. Cutting back also increased the floral diameter from 7” to 9”, adding an extra punch to an already spectacular floral display. This cultivar performs best with some shade which preserves the fading, lime-colored inflorescences.


  • Rating
    4.5 (Top Performer) 
  • Common Name
    Incrediball® wild hydrangea  
  • Bloom Period
    late June - mid July  
  • Peak Bloom
    early July  
  • Size
    5.5' x 7.5' 
  • Flower Type
  • Inflorescence Diameter
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