- USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 9b
- Height 3 - 4 Feet Tall
- Spread 2 - 3 Feet Wide
- Full Sun
- Proven Winners 2020 Hydrangea of the Year
The Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea is a beautiful smooth hydrangea bred from Proven Winners®. This plant is remarkable because it has red, burgandy and pink blooms, which is rare for a hydrangea arborescens. These beautiful flowers are held upright by very strong stems, helping these shrubs keep a nice mounded form.
These shrubs bloom on new growth, and bloom without fail every single year. If you have had trouble in the past with your hydrangeas not blooming, this is the plant for you! These take minimal maintenance, and look beautiful from early summer to late fall!
Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea Care
Like most smooth hydrangeas, these are very easy to care for. Plant in a location with at least 6 hours of sunlight (full sun). The plant needs well-drained but moist soil. We recommend adding mulch to help keep the soil moist during dry periods.
Prune Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangeas in early spring, by trimming ⅓ of the total length of the branches. Never cut down to the ground. By pruning, you encourage more growth, help the stems become stronger, and help the shrub produce more flowers the coming year.
Fertilize these hydrangeas using a controlled release fertilizer that is designed for woody plants such as rose fertilizer.
Invincibelle Ruby Hydrangea Spacing
Plant these shrubs 36 to 48 inches apart, center on center. If you choose to plant these into a mid-sized hedge, plant these 28 to 36 inches apart, center on center. These create a beautiful red flowering hedge, that is covered in blooms and easy to care for! We also love using these in garden planters as a statement plant that grabs your attention. Only use 1 per planter, unless the pot is over 72 inches wide.
Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA3' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Red|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Height: 3-4 Feet|
|Spread: 2-3 Feet|
|Spacing: 3-4 Feet|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Type: Smooth Hydrangea|
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA3' USPP 28,317|
|Common Name: Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 7-10 business days
Speical Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On speical orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
Winter to Early Spring
- Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
- What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
- Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
- The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
- Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.