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Dichroa febrifuga - flowers in summer
Dichroa febrifuga - purple-blue fruit
Dichroa febrifuga - flowers in summer
Dichroa febrifuga - purple-blue fruit

Dichroa febrifuga (Guizhou Group)

Limited number of young plants available this year
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A rare and semi-evergreen, Hydrangea-like shrub native to parts of China and south-east Asia which has vibrant dark blue flowers (or purple-pink depending on soil pH) in summer followed by dark purple-blue fruit later in autumn.

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Supplied Size:
  • 2 litre pot (2-3 years old, 20-30 cm tall)

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A rare and semi-evergreen, Hydrangea-like shrub native to parts of China and south-east Asia, Dichroa febrifuga hasdark blue flowers in summer followed by dark purple-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.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, lime-free 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 plantsuitable for experienced gardeners onlyAs such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee. 
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Small (less than 1.5m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowers in Summer, Fruit - Ornamental, Rare and Unusual
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