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Hydrangea aspera

Hydrangea aspera is another member of the Hydrangaceae family of plants, a deciduous shrub. Aspera in Latin means rough texture which in this case refers to the texture of the leaves.

It is also known as Hydrangea glabripes and commonly Rough-leaved Hydrangea. It is an erect, deciduous shrub. It is native to China, India, Nepal, and Vietnam.

Hydrangea Aspera
Hydrangea aspera

Hydrangea aspera can grow to 3m or 10ft high. It has hairy, lance-shaped leaves. It produces flat flowering heads with purple-pink flowers on the surrounding of the clusters. It flowers in late summer, August, and September. The inner purple flowers are fertile whereas the outer lighter color flowers are sterile.

Hydrangea Aspera
Hydrangea aspera

How to grow Hydrangea aspera:

Grow it in the sun or partial shade. Hydrangea aspera likes moist soil and the roots should never be allowed to dry out. You can propagate Hydrangea aspera through softwood cuttings. Watch out for aphids, capsid bugs, and leaf spot.

Hydrangea Aspera
Hydrangea aspera at Kew Gardens
Hydrangea Aspera
Hydrangea aspera
Hydrangea Aspera Macrophylla
Hydrangea aspera Macrophylla
Hydrangea Aspera Macrophylla
Hydrangea aspera Macrophylla
Hydrangea Aspera Macrophylla
Hydrangea aspera Macrophylla
Hydrangea Aspera Macrophylla
Hydrangea aspera Macrophylla at Kew Gardens

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