Hydrangea spp.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Hydrangea
Synonym: Not available
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: June-March
Distribution: Native of Japan
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental garden plant
Key Characteristics: Stout, dense, undershrub with rounded crown. Leaves decussate, elliptic to broadly-ovate, margin coarsely serrate.Inflorescence of compact, hemispherical, terminal cymose clusters; sterile flowers peripheral to the inflorescence, with prominent calyx-lobes; fertile ones smaller, interior.Calyx-tube adnate to ovary; lobes 4 or 5, petaloid.Petals 4 or 5, obovate, valvate.Stamens 10, free.Ovary half-inferior, 2-5-celled; ovules numerous, on axile placentae. Capsule 2-5-celled; seeds numerous.