Can Annabelle hydrangeas take full sun?

Can Annabelle hydrangeas take full sun?

Annabelle is easily grown in average, well-drained soil in part shade. It can also grow in full sun as long as it is not exposed to drought, and in fairly deep shade, although there it does not flower as profusely. During the first summer after planting, I watered my new hydrangeas regularly to get them established.

How much space does an Annabelle hydrangea need?

As long as you plant Annabelles at least 3 to 10 feet apart to give them space to grow, you can plant other flowering shrubs with them. Just remember to make sure what you plant with Annabelle Hydrangeas requires the same amount of water, sunlight and fertilizer.

What can I plant next to Annabelle hydrangeas?

Grow “Annabelle” hydrangeas as a backdrop for colorful perennials, such as blue irises or pink petunias. They are also perfect when grown in a row as a hedge, particularly in front of a colorful background, such as a blue or yellow house or garage.

How do I support hydrangea Annabelle?

Planting Annabelles next to a fence will help stake the heavy blooms of the Hydrangea. Planting at least three Annabelle shrubs, three to four feet apart, will help support one another. Prune plants sparingly. This is very important.

Should Annabelle hydrangeas be staked?

According to our experts, certain types of hydrangeas are more likely to require staking. “Hydrangeas that produce large flowerheads, like the Annabelle hydrangea, appreciate some added support to keep their flower stems upright,” Enfield explains.

What to plant in front of Annabelle hydrangeas?

Azaleas, hollies, yews, mahonia, gardenia, loropetalum and boxwood shrubs will look good planted in front of hydrangeas. Azaleas blossoms will provide early color. You can select your favorite blossom color since the azalea blooms will have faded before your hydrangea is flowering.

How far do you cut back Annabelle hydrangeas in the fall?

Annabelles can occasionally benefit from a hard pruning…but don’t do it every year. If your bushes are thin and leggy, or if your blooms are small, go ahead and hard prune in the late fall. Cut the stems back to about 18 inches so the new growth will have a sturdy framework.

What pairs well with Annabelle hydrangeas?

What grows well next to hydrangea?

Shade tolerant perennials make excellent partners next to hydrangeas. Some of the best are hostas, ferns, foxglove & coral bells. Many upright hydrangeas create a shady area under their foliage. This is a great location for planting shade-loving hostas.