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botanical name:
Hydrangea involucrata
Hydrangea involucrata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Tama Azisai
family:  Hydrangeaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light blue
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
This small shrub with fuzzy pale to mid green leaves. Unusual buds are shaped like globes opening to oval shaped lacecap flowers, usually blooming relatively late in summer, although sometimes produced earlier. The flowers are normally lavender-blue to lilac with white ray-florets. There are several named forms.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, reasonably fertile, humus-rich soil. Sun or part shade, preferably with shelter from cold, drying winds. May become chlorotic on very shallow chalky soil.


other notes:
From Japan and Taiwan
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