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Deciduous Shrubs
(Botanical Names)
See Common Names below

Berberis thunbergii
Berberis thunbergii 'A'
Buddleja x davidii
Calycanthus occidentalis
Chaenomeles cvs.
Cornus stolonifera
Cornus stolonifera 'F'
Cotoneaster horizontalis
Forsythia x intermedia
Fuchsia x hybrida
Fuchsia magellanica
Fuchsia triphylla
Hibiscus syriacus
Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea macrophylla
Hydrangea macrophylla 'v'
Kerria japonica 'P'
Magnolia stellata
Philadelphus coronarius 'A'
Philadelphus coronarius 'V'
Philadelphus lewisii
Potentilla fruiticosa
Ribes aureum
Salvia greggii
Spiraea cantoniensis 'FP'
Spiraea japonica 'AW'
Spiraea prunifolia 'P'
Syringa pubescens 'M.K.'
Syringa vulgaris
Symphoricarpos albus
Tamarix parviflora
Viburnum opulus 'R'
Viburnum plicatum 'M'
Vitex agnus-castus
Weigela hybrids 'V'

Deciduous Shrubs
(Common Names)

Barberry, Japanese
Barberry, J. Red Leaf
Bridal Wreath
Bridal Wreath, Double
Butterfly Bush
Chaste Tree
Cinquefoil, Bush
Cotoneaster, Rock
Currant, Golden
Dogwood, Red Twig
Dogwood, Yellow Twig
Fuchsia Hybrids
Fuchsia Species
Fuchsia 'Firecracker'
Hydrangea, 'Annabelle'
Hydrangea, Bigleaf
Hydrangea, Variegated
Japanese Rose
Lilac, 'Miss Kim'
Magnolia, Star
Mock Orange, Golden
Mock Orange, Variegated
Mock Orange, Wild
Quince, Flowering
Rose of Sharon
Sage, Autumn
Spice Bush
Spirea, Anthony Waterer
Viburnum, Maresii
Weigela, Vaariegated

Genus: Hydrangea Specific Epithet: arborescens Variety: 'Annabelle'
Phonetic: hy-DRAIN-juh ar-bo-RES-senz Family: Hydrangeaceae
Root Meanings: Water jar (fruit)/ Tree-like Origin: Eastern US CA
Native: No
Common Name(s) : Smooth Hydrangea
Zones: A3, 1-21 Exposure: Part Shade

Water: Regular

Type: Shrub Persistence: Deciduous
Height: 4 ft Spread: 4 ft Growth Rate: Fast
Blooms: Summer to frost Flowers: White Seasonal: --


  • Very attractive flowers
  • Blooms every year even after severe pruning or intensely cold winter
  • Blooms on new wood
  • Can be pruned to the ground


  • May need support for large flower heads
  • If drooping is a problem, allow some hard wood to form to 18-24 inches high
  • Prune only in winter before new growth begins

Landscape Use:

  • Specimen
  • Focal Point
  • Accent
Master List #: FA