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OPENING times

For 2017 on site sales, the nursery will be open on April 8th - September 23rd 2017.

We also actively encourage customers to arrange appointments at mutually convenient times throughout the year, particularly if you envisage a sizeable order.

April- September Thurs - Sat 9.30am-4.30pm

We are no longer open on Sundays

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(Hydrangeaceae)
Hydrangea aspera ssp. robusta  WWJ11888

Description

It was a huge surprise for Peter Wharton and myself, in the north of Vietnam, to discover this plant so far away from its centre of distribution in the Himalayas. The true and distinct plants, of this subspecies that has long been confused in cultivation, forming sizeable shrubs (6m) with age, clothed in the typical large (29 x 23 cm) paddle-shaped softly hairy leaves on distinctly long red petioles (20 cm), but having opened the substantial inflorescences of purple-blue flowers in September. Best grown with some shelter from strong winds in a moisture retentive, but drained soil in sun to light shade.

 
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