Joy Creek Nursery

294-003D4   Hydrangea villosa  

Hydrangea villosa
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Over the years we have come to regard Hydrangea villosa highly as it has grown from a nice-sized shrub to a small, elegant tree. Nearby, we grow a taller shrub from the same section of Hydrangea, Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta. This lives up to its suspecies name with extremely large, woolly leaves and large lace-cap flowers. On the other hand, Hydrangea villosa has leaves that are smaller and narrower, in scale with a smaller shrub. Its bloom begins several weeks after H. aspera. Hydrangea villosa's flowers are not so muted as H. aspera's. Its fertile flowers are a bright violet blue show-cased by a lacy circle of pale lilac sterile flowers.

Mid- to late summer.  12 ft. x 10 ft.

Lilac/Violet Blue flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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