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HYDRANGEA aspera 'Hot Chocolate'

Commonly known as Hortensia

Lacecap - chocolate brown foliage and soft pink lacecap flowers
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - dark blackish green leaves, maroon-red beneath
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - Soft pink
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright shrub with dome-shaped inflorescences
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • 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
  • Pests & Diseases - vine weevil, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. Oprins Nurseries, Belgium
  • Flower Shape - Lacecap -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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 -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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1.5m (5ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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