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botanical name:
Hydrangea aspera ssp. sargentiana
Hydrangea aspera ssp. sargentiana © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Hydrangea sargentiana
family:  Hydrangeaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 4.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Large upright deciduous shrub with sturdy shoots covered by moss-like bristles and hairs. Very large, lance-shaped, velvety-hairy, deep green leaves. Large flattened flowerheads of mauve to lilac-blue fertile flowers, surrounded by white or purple tinged sterile flowers, produced from late summer to autumn.

Needs partial shade and protection from strong winds..

other notes:
Introduced from China in 1908 by Ernest Wilson.
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