Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate' - summer flowers
  • Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate' - summer flowers

Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate'

£22.50

Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate' is a handsome deciduous shrub with soft chocolate burgundy coloured leaves and violet-blue lacecap-like flowers in mid to late summer.

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Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate' is a handsome deciduous shrub with soft chocolate burgundy coloured leaves and violet-blue lacecap-like flowers in mid to late summer. The older leaves generally turn to dark green as they age.

An excellent plant for adding a bit of foliage colour to a border in light, dappled or partial shade. Avoid hot and sunny positions to reduce the risk of leaf scorch in summer.


  • Position: Light, dappled or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: June - September.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Hydrangea aspera 'Hot Chocolate'  grows to be a medium sized branching shrub with a rounded habit once established.
    • Height: eventually 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft) / or 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft) / or 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years
  • Pruning: Remove dead or damaged stems in late winter or early spring.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Shade, Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), To grow in a pot, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red

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