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Dichroa cynea - BSWJ2367

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Description:
A Himalayan shrub to 3m tall, but more like half that in British gardens. Closely related to and resembling Hydrangea (recently discovered that they hybridise with Hydrangea). With leaves which are semi-evergreen, persisting in sheltered areas. Flowering August to frost, even through a mild winter, with dense terminal branched cymes of pale blue to pink all fertile flowers (depending on pH), followed by blue to purple fleshy fruit. Originating from one of our seed collections gathered at 2,500m from the small forested area of Lava West Bengal northern India during our expedition there in 1994. Shelter out of cold winds, sun or part shade. Syn. D. febrifuga (was assumed to be the Himalayan species).

product details
Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Hydrangeaceae) Dichroa cynea BSWJ2367
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Blue Late summer, winter medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Semi evergreen autumn colour North India
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No BLUE berries
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