HYDRANGEA aspera Villosa group

Commonly known as Hortensia

Violet-purple
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    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

HYDRANGEA aspera Villosa group

 

 

  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy
    (People & Pets) Maybe harmful to pets if eaten
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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2.4-3m (8-10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.4-3m (8-10ft)
 

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