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Hydrangea Annabelle Incrediball problem

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and am driving myself crazy with ideas for my garden. Currently, I'm looking at planting the Annabell incrediball in a section of garden measuring 10ft by 3ft. Different garden centres are suggesting anywhere between 1 and 4 of these to cover the area and I don't know who to believe! Can anyone help me? I'm likely to purchase in a 3 or 5 litre pot?

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  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Hi emma, i'm afraid i can't offer advice on how many to buy, but i love your choice, i'm hoping to get annabelle this year too, it looks amazing, i bought vanilla fraise last summer, a bargain price and starting to go over, so pretty, i'm sure someone will help you ?

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,122

    I've got a couple of those emmalouisehall, planted in the autumn and have read that they can grow up to 5 feet in height and spread. Some people plant them to form a hedge but I've just planted each one in a different bed and will then design the planting around them as the show stopper, they are beautiful shrubs. 

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    They can easily reach 5ft in height and width so 2 would fill your area fully if left to their own devices

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,122

    What a beauty, I hope mine looks like that in a few years!

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Wow, phillip55 that is amazing, a real beauty :) 

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    I have a Hydrangea Annabelle . It came as a freebie from Parkers when I bought some other plants. I don't use Parkers now as many of their  plants are not in good condition . The cornus sibirica bare rooted plants which were  my first order have done very well.




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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    looks a bit top heavy and ungainly to me,  hard to know what to put with it.  The child looks a much better shape. image

    Last edited: 09 February 2017 23:05:30

  • Phillip55 says:
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    They can easily reach 5ft in height and width so 2 would fill your area fully if left to their own devices

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    That's great, thank you! It's looking like 2 

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    http://www.heidihorticulture.com/2012/06/annabelle-hydrangea-leaftier-moth.html
    I think at last I may have discovered the problem with my H Annabelle .  It appears they are susceptible to this bug. mine gets shredded. I don't have time right now to look at this further but it seems certain pests particularly go for H. Annabelle.  Does anyone else know about this. 



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