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Hydrangea aspera 'Bellevue"

30 June 2017 10:00:16

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I bought this Hydrangea a couple of months ago because I fell in love with the soft cuddly leaves!! Yes madness I know! I love the colour of the leaves too.  I was not expecting flowers this year as it is quite a small young plant but two flower buds have appeared. I think it is more valued for its big leaves than the flowers. Time will tell.


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sallysarah sallysarah 30 June 2017 10:04:55

I like your 'cuddly'  Description!!   Haven't seen this hydrangea.   must google it.

 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 30 June 2017 12:20:02

Now THAT'S very unusual. I can see why you were attracted to it.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 30 June 2017 18:55:22

They make a fine big hydrangea.


accsean accsean 30 June 2017 23:22:09

You have a smashing Hydrangea there, Linda. I grow H.aspera macrophylla and am very fond of it.


Moya Moya 30 June 2017 23:22:43

I love Hydrangea aspera. I have two (not Bellevue) and one, which is quite big,  has suffered some dieback after I pruned it. I am planning to do a journal on it to get some advice.

This plant is lovely and usually trouble free and I wish you well with yours.


Keego Keego 01 July 2017 00:25:41

LIke the look of that one Linda I have one aspera type which i have struggled to keep alive but it seems to be getting its act together this year. Good luck with this keep us posted


Keego Keego 01 July 2017 00:25:42

LIke the look of that one Linda I have one aspera type which i have struggled to keep alive but it seems to be getting its act together this year. Good luck with this keep us posted


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 July 2017 09:56:36

Moya, Hydrangea aspera villosa are only lightly pruned, taking off the old flower heads and the any dead or weak little branches. I have had dieback on some of the mop head hydranges this year and we have had no frost and was wondering if it was from the dry winter. I did cut them hard back and they have recovered, but I will get no flowers.


Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 July 2017 10:04:01

That's weird, Mary. Your above comment has been posted at 09.56.36. It's only 09.04!  Another glitch!!!


Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 July 2017 10:05:07

The day has been cut by a whole hour. Better get dressed and out. LOL


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 July 2017 10:24:44

9.25 on iPad. What the hell is happening.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 01 July 2017 10:26:29

10.15 the time on the comment on your last journal. 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 01 July 2017 11:11:22

Crazy Gremlins on-site.


Moya Moya 03 July 2017 00:54:26

Whatever the time of posting (LOL) thanks for the advice Mary. I probably got a bit carried away with the pruning. It is a great shrub and has been thriving here until now. It had even layered itself and I was planning to dig this bit up for a friend. I wouldn't mind but I am usually a very light pruner!!

I cut off the dead parts and sealed the cuts with Vaseline on Friday and I hope it continues to thrive despite the losses.


LindaB LindaB 03 July 2017 16:58:40

Thanks for all the advice, my idea is that where I have planted it I can let it get a good size.


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