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Hydrangea aspera -rough leaved hydrangea

Hydrangea aspera belongs to the subsection Asperae , these include among others, the Hydrangea involucrata , H. sargentiana , H. villosa , H. strigosa , H.Kawakami , H.longifolia , H.longipes and H.sikokiana .

All these species are native to Southeast Asia and grow at an altitude ranging between 400m and 2,500 m , they all have a real shrub - form, branching from the base .

Hydrangea ' Kawakami ' we find only in Taiwan . There are also numerous hybrids between villosa and aspera and between aspera and involucrata .

Both H.aspera , H.villosa as H.sargentiana are characterized by their large green hairy leaves with a slightly rounded bottom and large flat flower heads with an intriguing play of contrast between the many fertile flowers inside and large sterile florets .

Care - tips: They bloom depending on the species between June and September , the hardiness is variable , some species can endure a lot of cold , the other require more temperate climates.

They all dislike heavy soil and and do not cope with draughts and cold winds . A sheltered site in partial shade ,in moist but well- permeable soil is therefore a basic requirement for success .

Keep in mind that most species can reach a height of 2 to 4m after many years and thus certainly need the necessary space .



Hydrangea species

Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea aspera

Hydrangea heteromalla

Hydrangea hirta

Hydrangea integrifolia

Hydrangea involucrata

Hydrangea macrophylla (Mopheads)

Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecaps)

Hydrangea paniculata (Peegee hydrangea)

Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Oak Leaf Hydrangea)

Hydrangea sargentiana

Hydrangea serrata

Hydrangea alphabetical index


Hydrangea aspera macrophylla 2

Hydrangea aspera varieties - click on the pictures and find out more

Hydrangea aspera macrophylla, origin China, big, tall upright shrub, H: 2-3m, Spread: 2-3m, velvet hydrangea with large flat, almost dome-shaped flowers, lilac fertile flowers, big white sterile flowers, flowering period: June-august .

Hydrangea arborescens 'Pink Annabelle'  syn. 'Invincibelle'
Hydrangea aspera 'Spinners'

Hydrangea aspera 'Peter Chappell', chinese rough leaved hydrangea, big strong hairy leaves and pale pink to pinkish white flowers in shaped screen, H: 1.5-2.5 m, spread : 2m, Flowering Period: June-August. Reasonably hardy, Usda zone 6b.

Hydrangea aspera '. Spinners'-syn aspera x villosa' Spinners' - beautiful hybrid with narrow, slightly hairy leaves and lilac purple inner fertile flowers surrounded by lighter violet sterile flowers H: 2-2.5 m. Flowering-July-september - More info

Hydrangea aspera 'Spinners'

Hydrangea aspera subsp. villosa, syn. Hydrangea villosa, medium to large shrub H: 2-2.5 m, S:. 2-2.5 m - bushy growth, large flat flowers, purple fertile flowers ,lila-rosy outside sterile flowers bountiful flowering, flowering period Aug.-Sept.

Hydrangea aspera macrophylla 2

Hydrangea aspera x villosa 'Anthony Bullivant', compact rough leaved hydrangeas, flat vivid flowers, beautiful contrasting H: 2m - Spread: 2m (after 5 - 10y), flowering period: july - September Hardy.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Pink Annabelle'  syn. 'Invincibelle'

Hydrangea aspera subsp.sargentiana, syn. Hydrangea sargentiana. , High upright shrub with large oval, very hairy and pointed leaves, purple fertile flowers in the middle an outher ,white sterile flowers , H: 2.5-4m - S: 2-3m, Flowering: mid July - end of August.