Joy Creek Nursery

294-073D4   Hydrangea aspera  

Hydrangea aspera
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Native to various locations in Southeast Asia, this species is somewhat variable. Our form of Hydrangea aspera is distinguished by its foliage. The large wooly leaves are dark green with soft undersides, however, some of the leaves are more rounded in shape while others are narrower and more obovate. Mature leaves are ten to twelve inches long, their widths varing depending on their shapes. The sizeable, mounded inflorescences have wide centers filled with a haze of purple pink fertile flowers surrounded by a collar of large, four-sepaled pinkish white sterile flowers. As the shrub matures, the old bark peels in an attractive fashion.

Late summer.  10 ft. x 10 ft.

White/Purple Pink flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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