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Rough-leaved hydrangea

Hydrangea aspera

Hydrangea aspera, Large-leaved hydrangea

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.

Geography

Origin
Asia, Eurasia

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Hydrangeaceae
Flower colour
Purples, Pink
Scent
Mild

Problems

Generally disease free but can suffer from capsid bugs & hydrangea scale.
Red Spider Mite
Red Spider Mite
Tetranychus urticae

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