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Hortensia velu


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:: Hydrangeaceae :: HYDRANGEA :: villosa
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Main asset

Large shrub with spreading habit, leaves and stems covered with purplish soft hairs, and large purple Lacecap inflorescences. Basic pH tolerance superior to other Hydrangea.


Prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape.

This Hydrangea of Himalayan origin prefers moist situations, but tolerates a slightly basic pH. Forming a large shrub (up to 2 meters), its stems and leaves are covered with purple hairs. Its large flat inflorescences (Ø 15 cm) develop in July and consist of small fertile purple flowers surrounded by sterile white-pink flowers.

  • Uses: Large shady shrub beds, edge of pond

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: trained and flared
  • Height: 2 m x 2 m (6.5 ft x 6.5 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: August-September

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: lanceolated
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: Lacecap
  • Flowers colour: mauve


  • Soil type: staying moist in summer, drained, not too calcareous
  • Exposure: part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 20 °C (-4 °F - USDA zone 6b)