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botanical name:
Hydrangea aspera ssp. strigosa
Hydrangea aspera ssp. strigosa © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Hydrangea strigosa
family:  Hydrangeaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
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
Upright to spreading, slow-growing deciduous shrub. Large, lance-shaped, deep green leaves, narrower than the species and with short stiff hairs on the undersides. Large flattened flowerheads of blue or lilac-blue fertile flowers in the centre, surrounded by white, sterile flowers. Often later flowering than other varieties, in late summer or well into autumn.

Needs partial shade.

other notes:
Introduced from central China by Ernest Wilson in 1907.
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