The Evergreen Hydrangea
Dichroa Versicolor is an evergreen shrub suitable for sun or part shade. It is a species that is related to hydrangea and does have a similar appearance.
This is a blue flowering shrub that will reach 1.5 metres in height.
Flowers appear in early summer. Blue or pink flower heads depending on the pH of the soil, made up of many small star shaped flowers.
Plant Dichroa Versicolor in part shade to full sun, can be used as a low hedging plant. It makes a good informal hedge and the flowers make interesting cut flowers.
It has its origins in Japan and China through to the Himalayas.
Care and growing notes
Dichroa Versicolor is a little more tolerant of sun and warm conditions than actual Hydrangea varieties, with the added advantage of being evergreen it is perhaps a little under used in gardens and landscaping.
Dichroa Versicolor does well in a part shaded position.
A humus rich moist but well drained soil is best with some protection from hot afternoon sun advisable.
Dichora Versicolor is available for sale from the following growers
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
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