Treasures of Mt. Takao

Mt Takao is located at the borderline of warm-temperature zone and cool-temperature zone and various plants from both zones grow. There are a lot of naturally grown plants and their visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers. Over 1,500 kinds of plants are confirmed which is relevant to the number of kinds naturally grow in England. Also, over 60 kinds of plants are first found in Mt. Takao such as Takao Sumire (V. yezoensis f. discolor) and Takao Higodai (Saussurea sinuatoides).

Hydrangea hirta
Hydrangea hirta Saxifragaceae
Deciduous shrubs found in forests from hills to mountains. Grow by extending branches. The Japanese name Ko-ajisail literally meaning small hydrangea was named because this plant is a smaller sized hydrangea. Leaves are 5 to 8 cm long, egg-shaped with pointed tip and alternate. Have hair on both sides and half of margins towards tips are toothed margins (edges of leaves are like a teeth of saw). Turn yellow in autumn. The blooming season is on June. Bloom light blue flowers on 5 cm in diameter inflorescence grow from petioles. Each flower is 5 mm in diameter and five petals with 10 stamens protrudes. Have no ornamental flowers which most of hydrangeas have. Fruits are 3 mm long, egg-shaped and bracts and pistils remain.

●Height about 1 to 1.5 m
●Place Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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