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Hydrangea aspera ‘Villosa Group’

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hydrangea aspera 'Villosa Group'
  • Family: Hydrangeaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Hydrangea aspera ‘Villosa Group’ is a large shrub characterised by its large flattened flowerheads comprising a mixture of tiny blue or purple flowers surrounded by large conspicuous sterile lilac or rose florets, which appear on arching stems in late summer and autumn. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed or shrub border. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Grow Hydrangea aspera ‘Villosa Group’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Allow plenty of space for it to grow into. Prune annually to keep in shape.

How to grow Hydrangea 'Villosa Group'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Hydrangea 'Villosa Group' and wildlife

Hydrangea 'Villosa Group' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hydrangea 'Villosa Group' poisonous?

Hydrangea 'Villosa Group' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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