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Dichroa febrifuga
Dichroa febrifuga
Dichroa febrifuga
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Description

Available Autumn 2018 A rare and semi-evergreen, Hydrangea-like shrub native to parts of China and south-east Asia, Dichroa febrifuga has dark blue flowers in summer followed by dark blue fruit later in autumn. The leaves are large and dark green.

Dichroa febrifuga requires a very warm, sheltered position in sun or light shade and grows to be a small garden shrub in the United Kingdom. The leaves can sometimes fall during a cold autumn or winter and if so turn yellow or bronze.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 25 - 30 cm tall)


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Frost tender. Dichroa febrifuga REQUIRES significant winter protection and can suffer damage in severe cold. It can be grown successfully in a cold conservatory.
  • Flowering Period: July - August.
  • Flower Colour: Blue.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Dichroa febrifuga grows to be a small or eventually medium sized, rounded shrub.
    • Height: up to 2 m (6 ft)
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
  • Important: Please also note that Dichroa febrifuga can be a fickle and difficult plant, suitable for experienced gardeners only. As such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee. 

 


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