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Genus of about 12 species of hydrangea-like shrubs from woodlands in the Himalayas, India to China and south to New Guinea.

D. febrifuga is commonly applied to a natural hybrid between Hydrangea macrophylla and Dichroa febrifuga originating from hillsides and mountain valleys in China and Vietnam and is included in the genus x Didrangea as x D. versicolor.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Height - 1-3m (3-10ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces glossy. metallic, purple-blue berries.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - from the hydrangea family. Name refers to the often 2-toned flowers.
  • Place of origin - eastern and southeastern Asia.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich.
Dichroa - Growing Guide
1-3m (3-10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person

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DICHROA febrifuga

DICHROA febrifuga  >

Commonly known as: Blue evergreen hydrangea, Chinese quinine.
A rare hydrangea-like plant with starry blue or pink flowers with prominent stamens. Suitable for the greenhouse in colder areas
£15.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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