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HYDRANGEA aspera Villosa group

Commonly known as Hortensia

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - lance-shaped to narrowly oval, velvety, dark-green leaves 9-24cm (3½-10in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - violet-purple
  • Height - 2.4-3m (8-10ft)
  • Spread - 2.4-3m (8-10ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree. Spreading to erect habit. Produces flattened corymbs of flowers to 15-20cm (6-8in) across. Corymbs contain purple/blue fertile flowers and lilac-white to rose sterile flowers
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Burncoose speciality - See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - Tibet, China, Burma, Taiwan.
  • Burncoose specialities - Hydrangeas
  • Flower Shape - Lacecap
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
2.4-3m (8-10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.4-3m (8-10ft)

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