Hydrangea aspera ssp. sargentiana
Hydrangea aspera
ssp. sargentiana
November 16, 2018
Hydrangea heteromalla
Hydrangea heteromalla
November 16, 2018

Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group

Hydrangea aspera Villosa Group is a huge shrub up to 3m in height.

Inflorescence: Lacecap with dense corymb of fertile flowers, 200mm across, surrounded by sterile florets on long pedicels.

Various taxonomical authorities differ on whether these shrubs should be included in the species Hydrangea aspera or given their own species, Hydrangea villosa

Zones: 7 to 9

Size: Large (to 3m).

Color in neutral soil:
Sepals are pale pink to white surrounding violet fertile flowers

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
No change

Ray florets: 4-5 sepals, slightly serrated, overlapping, 35mm diam.

Leaves: The huge leaves, braodly ovate, 490mm l x 260mm w, have pale pink veins visible on the underside, are bristly pubescent on the adazial side and somewhat tomentose on the abaxial side, with pink, bristly petioles.