Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla'
An impressive shrub, Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla' is an introduction by Ernest Wilson with very large, felted leaves and lace-cap flower heads.
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An impressive shrub, Hydrangea aspera 'Macrophylla' is an introduction by Ernest Wilson with very large, felted leaves and lace-cap flower heads. The flowers are tiny and lilac purple in colour surrounded by white sterile florets and appear in late summer. Very established plants develop attractive reddish peeling bark.
Most suited for a position in light or partial shade with the best leaf size generally being seen if planted in a spot sheltered from strong winds.
- Position: Light or partial shade.
- Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: July - September.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Medium sized branching shrub with a rounded habit once established.
- Height: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
- Pruning: Remove dead or damaged stems in late winter or early spring.
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Shrub - Large (3m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Flowers in Summer, Flowers in Autumn, Ornamental Bark, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Rare and Unusual