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Rough-Leaved Hydrangea

Hydrangea aspera

Hydrangea aspera Macrophylla1UME by Epibase (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H6-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Rough-Leaved Hydrangea Overview

This deciduous shrub has an upright habit and large, lance-shaped, dark green leaves which are velvety underneath. In late summer into autumn, flattened clusters of tiny, blue or purple flowers are produced surrounded by large, white or pale pink florets.

Common problems with Rough-Leaved Hydrangea

Generally disease free but can suffer from capsid bugs & hydrangea scale.

How to harvest Rough-Leaved Hydrangea

Generally not harvested but dried flowerheads maybe taken for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Rough-Leaved Hydrangea

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Other uses of Rough-Leaved Hydrangea

Summer/Autumn interest.