Why the Incrediball Hydrangea is so Incredible
What's so incredible about the Incrediball? There are many reasons this relatively new cultivar of Hydrangea has soared in popularity.
- Sturdy Stems: The Incrediball Hydrangea is an improved version of the Annabelle Hydrangea. One of the improvements are sturdier stems. These sturdier stems solves a common complaint of homeowners with hydrangeas; the drooping blooms. The hefty strength of the stems of the incrediball allows them to easily support their giant blooms...Leading us to Point #2!
- Big, Continuous Blooms: The Incrediball show begins in midsummer with huge round blooms clustered atop those sturdy stems. They reflower throughout the summer and well into fall and the blooms are typically 4 times the size of the Annabelle.
- Size: The size of the Incrediball Hydrangea is ideal for a multitude of uses in the landscape. In NW Illinois, it will typically reach 4-5' in width and height, making it a wonderful option for hedges or as specimen plants in your yard. Since it blooms on new wood, it can also be trimmed to preferred size without risking next years blooms.
- Shade & Sun Tolerant: Our Landscape Design team considers the Incrediball one of their "go-to" plants. Why? It is very tolerant of both sun and shade. If you are a new homeowner and are unsure of your exposure, the Incrediball is a great choice.
- Drought Tolerant: Let's be honest. The word HYDRANGEA, come from HYDRA (water). Hydrangea definitely need water. But, once established, the Incrediball is one of the most drought resistant hydrangeas available.
- Easy To Maintain: This hydrangea is low maintenance. We always recommend planting with Barn Grow Good, an all natural mycorrizhae, which is a root stimulator. Tom Kusmerz, our Landscape VP, also swears by Triple Super Phosphate to enhance blooms. But other than that, these plants are remarkbly low maintenance. Prune Incrediball in the early spring to promote summer blooms. If a smaller size is preferred, cut them to the ground. If a larger size is the goal, prune the hydrangeas, simply cut off the dead at the tops of the branches.
- Blooms on New Wood: You can get away with major pruning since the Incrediball blooms on new wood. This very cold hardy shrub blooms on it's new growth, so even very cold winters won't keep it from blooming.
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