Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea

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Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA3') is the first-ever red-flowered Hydrangea - not some shade of pink, but an almost true burgundy red. The blooms start out a deep burgundy in the summer and slowly fade to a bright red and silvery pink - a truly eye-catching color combo!

The flowers just keep coming all summer and into fall, too. The massive blooms are held high on strong stems that are great for cutting. It only takes one of these huge flower blooms to fill a bowl on your table. Invincibelle® Ruby has large deep green leaves that really give the flowers center stage.

The handsome quilted and textured foliage makes them incredible background plants throughout the garden, even when not in bloom! Growing 3-4 feet in mature height and 2-3 feet in width. Gaining growth moderately throughout USDA growing zones 3-9, making these Smooth Hydrangea very cold-hardy!

Planting and Application:

Invincibelle® Ruby looks great in mixed borders and your home's foundation plantings. These smaller and more compact Hydrangeas are highly adaptable in large containers and planters! It's a must-have in a mass planting and for naturalizing a garden. These shrubs naturally form suckers from the base and form dense colonies that add privacy, bird safe havens and low screening. Any real cutting garden is empty without one, too. The dried flowers look great if left on the shrub all winter, but they are fantastic if dried and brought inside for the dreary winter months.

This is a garden showpiece for sure! Add one of these brilliant red blossoms are spectacular focal points and specimens! Tuck into any cottage bed or border, anchor garden plantings, or use as a foundation planting along a protected side of your home! Brighten your porch or patio, seating areas and even balconies with these compact deciduous shrubs!

  • True Red Flowers
  • Loved by Songbirds & Butterflies
  • Handsome Textured Green Foliage
  • Slowly Spreading Smooth Hydrangea
  • Great for Cutting Gardens, Specimens & Naturalizing

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hydrangeas grow best and strongest growth in full sun and partial shade, favoring morning sun and afternoon shade in the hottest of the USDA growing zones 3-9. Plant Hydrangea in moderate, and consistent moisture and enriched organic soil. Prune in early spring, removing dead, damaged or old branching, and cutting the plant down by a third for size control. Remove suckers at any time throughout the year!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderately Moist Enriched Soil
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Prune Bigleaf Hydrangea After Flowering
  • Blooms on New Wood

Your garden will be revived when you plant Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea bushes! Songbirds and butterflies love it and it will bring you months of ruby-red enjoyment. Order yours today.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA3'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Photos courtesy of Proven Winners, Inc - www.provenwinners.com