Hydrangea aspera-Villosa-Group
Hydrangea aspera
Villosa Group
November 16, 2018
Hydrangea integrifolia
Hydrangea integrifolia
November 19, 2018

Hydrangea heteromalla

Hydrangea heteromalla is the only hydrangea species that can be truly described as a tree. Growing to 5m. in gardens and to 10m. in the wild, one of its characteristics is its peeling bark. Native to China and Vietnam.

Inflorescence: Flattened white lacecap flower, 250mm across. The white sepals invert as they age and reveal their magnta reverse sides.

Synonyms: Hydrangea heteromalla var. mollis, H. kamienskii

Zones: 6

Size: Tall (to 5m).

Color in neutral soil:

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
White (no change)


Ray florets: 4 to 5 sepals, entire, rounded, overlapping, 40mm diam.

Leaves: Ovately lanceolate with a pronounced drip tip, mid-green with wavy edges, slightly serrate and with red petioles. Deciduous. 190mm l x 85mm w.