- USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 9b
- Height 3 - 4 Feet Tall
- Spread 3 - 4 Feet Wide
- Full Sun
The Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea by Proven Winners® is one of our favorite plants. This smooth hydrangea has beautiful flowers that cover this shrub from early summer to late fall. The flowers are white to start, and change to pink then dark red by the end of the growing season. Unlike other hydrangea arborescens, this plant has really strong stems that hold the enormous blooms upright all year. The shrub is also reblooming, and will continue to produce throughout the growing season.
One other great benefit of this shrub, is that a portion of the profits made from this plant are donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help find a cure for breast cancer. Since 2009, $1 for every plant sold is donated. The total amount is up to almost a million dollars donated to help with research!
This bush is native to North America, and very easy to care for. So even people with limited gardening experience can plant this shrub and enjoy the beautiful flowers every year, without fail.
Invincibelle Spirit II Hydrangea Care
It is extremely easy to grow Invincibelle Spirit II hydrangeas. Plant these shrubs in an area that gets at least 4 hours of sunlight. In colder climates it can tolerate even more sunlight. In warmer climates it is best to be in a location that gets some afternoon shade during hot summer days. The direct sunlight helps the plant grow vibrant flowers and sturdy stems. This bush will bloom every year regardless of how harsh the winter is!
These require well-drained soil to help prevent root rot or “soggy feet”. However, this plant is native to North America and can tolerate harsh weather in winter and summer. We do recommend adding a layer of mulch around the plant to help protect shallow roots in winter and retain moisture in the summer.
Prune the Invincibelle Spirit II Hydrangea in early spring before new growth starts to emerge. This is not a “must”, but it does encourage new growth of flowers, help maintain a more attractive shape of the shrub, and help the plant grow stronger stems. You can also deadhead the old flowers to get the plant to rebloom sooner than it typically will.
Fertilize in late winter or early spring before new growth starts to emerge, and before you prune. Apply a controlled release fertilizer that is at most common local stores, designed for woody plants such as roses. Apply as directed on the package.
Invincibelle Spirit II Hydrangea Spacing
Space these shrubs 3 to 4 feet apart, center on center. If you choose to grow this into a beautiful flowering hedge, you can plant 28 to 36 inches apart, center on center. These are also great in garden planters. Use same spacing regulations if you choose to use more than 1 bush per container. It will need to be a very large container to use more than 1 shrub.
Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA2' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Dark Green|
|Height: 3-4 Feet|
|Spread: 3-4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3-5 Feet|
|Blooms On: New Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Type: Smooth Hydrangea|
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA2' USPP 28,316|
|Common Name: Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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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.
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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.
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Fall into Winter
- We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!
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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.