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Scientific Name: Hydrangea aspera
Pronunciation: hye-DRAIN-juh ASS-pur-uh
Common Name: Chinese hydrangea, rough-leaved hydrangea
Family Name: Hydrangeaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves opposite, ovate, grey-green, fuzzy texture, blades about 15 cm long; inflorescence corymb-like cyme with florets at center blue to purple (fertile), surrounded by sterile white (or sometimes pink to mauve) florets in late summer to autumn.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
Chinese hydrangea, rough-leaved hydrangea
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Brown, Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Corymb-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Purple, Pink, Violet
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Red

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Medium maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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