Rough-Leaved Hydrangea

Hydrangea aspera

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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

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

Propagation

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in summer.

Special features

Origin

Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Hydrangeaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple

Scent

Mild

Problems

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

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