This is the hydrangea you immediately like, if you have it in your garden. Annabelle hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’) has a “wow” flower, especially if it was pruned severely in winter. It can have flower clusters up to a foot across. If not pruned severely, you will have a profuse number of blooms but smaller in size. I remember we had a row at our church, and they had hundreds of blooms every Father’s Day. I find these to be great plants that are easy to grow, and like most hydrangeas like light, filtered shade. The only negative I have for this plant is I do not find them to be long-lived, meaning five or six years at the most. But they are easy to grow and worth a space in many of our gardens. As the flower clusters age they become a lime green. Whether they are pure white or turning lime green, they are great for cut flowers, and that’s a bonus.