Hydrangea Arborescens BellaRagazza Blanchetta is a deciduous miniature or dwarf hydrangea variety with large pink to white flowers. This is a very useful flowering shrub that's small enough for a container and enjoys a sunny to partially shady spot in a flower border.
Hydrangea Arborescens is native to the Eastern United States where it grows in moist soil beneath woodland canopies and alongside roads and rivers. Whilst Hydrangea Arborescens is naturally large, this new BellaRagazza Blanchetta cultivar from the Proven Winners range is particularly compact at only 50 cms tall.
Despite its small stature Hydrangea Bella Ragazza Blanchetta has large, dense white flowers that emerge pale pink in early summer before maturing to snow-white blooms that are very similar to the popular but bigger Hydrangea Annabelle. Its foliage is typically hydrangea in form with ovate dark green leaves.
Height And Spread Hydrangea Arborescens BellaRagazza Blanchetta Bella Ragazza Blanchetta reaches just half a metre tall and spreads a little more in a natural domed shape.
How Hardy Is Hydrangea Arborescens BellaRagazza Blanchetta Bella Ragazza Blanchetta is frost hardy in the UK if its roots are well-drained. It prefers sun to partial shade and shelter from harsh, drying winds will help preserve the flowerheads. It doesn’t like dry soil and appreciates water in the hot months.
How To Use Hydrangea Arborescens BellaRagazza Blanchetta Its small size is perfect for plant pots on a balcony, deck, patio, or a small spot in a garden border where it won’t outgrow its welcome or need pruning. It’s perfect for country-style gardens with its large floriferous flowerheads that flower arrangers prize when they’re fresh, but also in winter when the flowers dry out on the stem and last for months. This compact hydrangea requires very little attention from busy gardeners and enhances low-maintenance spaces. Its naturally rounded habit fits perfectly in flower borders and containers without taking up much room.
How to Care for Hydrangea Arborescens BellaRagazza Blanchetta Bred to be tough and low maintenance and well as smothered in magnificent flowers, Bella Ragazza Blanchetta suits sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soils. There’s no need to prune, but dead or damaged branches should be cut out in early spring. Once established, the shrub can be reinvigorated by cutting back branches to 25 cms. Be sure to keep it well watered in hot spells, especially if it’s growing in a container.