A very unusual semi-evergreen shrub native to parts of China with eye-catching clusters of blue (or purple-pink flowers depending on soil pH). Requires a warm, very sheltered position and not suitable for cold, exposed areas.
A very unusual semi-evergreen shrub native to parts of China with eye-catching clusters of blue (or purple-pink flowers depending on soil pH). The leaves are large and dark green. In a cold winter if the leaves do fall they develop purple and orange tints. The Flowers are followed by dark bluish fruit later in the year once established. Generally a little more compact than the similar Dichroa febrifuga once established.
Dichroa daimingshanensis requires a very warm, sheltered position in sun or light shade and grows to be a small garden shrub in the United Kingdom.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Moist yet well drained, lime free fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Frost tender. Dichroa daimingshanensis 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 in acid soils (purple-pink in neutral soils).
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Dichroa daimingshanensis grows to be a small or eventually medium sized, rounded shrub.
- Height: up to 1.2 - 1.5 m (4 - 5ft)
- Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
- Important: Please also note that Dichroa daimingshanensis can be a fickle and difficult plant, suitable for experienced gardeners only. As 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, Rare and Unusual