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Arborescens ‘Invincibelle Spirit’
Synonyms: Pink Annabelle.
Origins: A cross between 'Annabelle' and 'Wesser Falls' bred by Tom Ranney and Richard Olson.
Awards: None
Height & Width: 1.5m x 1m

A pink Hydrangea arborescens was a goal for many plant breeders. When Richard Olson discovered a pink flowering arborescens in the Blue Ridge Mountains, he named it ‘Wesser Falls’. He worked with Dr Tom Ranney to combine ‘Wesser Fall’ and ‘Annabelle’ and after 5 years produced ‘Invincibelle Spirit’, the first arborescens with pink sterile florets. The large, dome-shaped flower heads will remain attractive for several months from midsummer.

US Patent PP21227, August 24, 2010 (as PIIA-I)

Our plant was obtained from the ‘Dutchy of Cornwall’ nursery in 2013

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