Hydrangea involucrata , bracted Hydrangea
Hydrangea involucrata comes mainly from Japan and Taiwan, it is especially interesting because of its special almost peony-shaped flower buds that open spectaculary in spring.
Hydrangea involucrata is usually a small bushy hydrangea, they look like a mini version of the Hydrangea aspera, they are seldom higher than 1m and the leaves are velvety hairy.
Hydrangea involucrata loves a place in the semi-shade to shade, in full sun arises quickly leaf scorch.
This type of hydrangea blooms on year-old wood, which compensates the somewhat lesser hardiness of some cultivars, even if the freeze a part away, they run back out and thrive in the same year.
The cultivar: hortensis has beautiful flowers with double edge and apricot pink flowers, there are plenty of other fascinating species have inflorescences, such as Ha 'Yoraku Tama'
Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecaps)
Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)
Hydrangea involucrata 'Yoraku Tama'
Hydrangea involucrata 'Mihara Kokoenoe Tama'