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Hydrangea hirta - (Thunb.)Siebold.

Common Name
Family Hydrangeaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - C. Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Hydrangea hirta


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Hydrangea hirta is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[105]. Eaten with rice[177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Tolerates most soils[200], thriving in a well-drained loamy soil[1], but resenting dryness at the roots[11, 200]. Succeeds in full sun or semi-shade[200], but if it is grown in a low rainfall area then it requires shade at the hottest part of the day[11]. It grows well on very acid soils with a pH around 4.5[200]. Although the dormant plant is quite hardy in Britain, the young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. Closely related to H. scandens[200]. This species is notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].

Propagation

Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse in spring[113]. Cover the pot with paper until the seed germinates[78]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 8cm long, July/August in a frame. Overwinter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring[78]. Cuttings of mature wood in late autumn in a frame[200]. Mound layering in spring. Takes 12 months[78]. Leaf-bud cuttings of the current seasons growth in a frame[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Author

(Thunb.)Siebold.

Botanical References

1158200

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