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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
large-leaved scabrous hydrangea
Hydrangea aspera hort. macrophylla Hydrangea aspera var. macrophylla
Hydrangea strigosa var. macrophylla
Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour
'Macrophylla' is a medium-sized deciduous shrub of lax habit, with large, hairy ovate leaves to 28cm in length. Small, blue-mauve flowers in flat heads are surrounded by white sterile florets
Toxicity May cause mild stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Aphids, capsid bug and hydrangea scale may be a problem
May be subject to a leaf spot
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