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Dichroa febrifuga
Common Name: Blue Evergreen Hyrdrangea Family: Hydrangaceae (The Hydrangea Family)

Dichroa febrifuga
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Notes:
This uncommon shrub has long, dark, semi-evergreen leaves that resemble the foliage of hydrangea with prominent veins and small serrations. At the terminal end of the branches clusters of white buds open to bright blue or pink hydrangea-like flowers in spring and summer. These are followed by metallic blue berries that last for months all winter long. Dichroa can die back in unusually cold winters but will usually resprout from the base, especially if it was mulched with fallen leaves.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Himalayas
Southeast Asia
Native Habitat:
Forest edges.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBlue 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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