Dichroa Versicolor (evergreen hydrangea)
Dichroa Versicolor (evergreen hydrangea) is an evergreen shrub suitable for sun or part shade. Dichroa Versicolor are related to hydrangea and have a similar appearance.
Dichroa Versicolor is a blue flowering shrub that will reach 1.5. 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.
Care and growing notes
Dichroa Versicolor is an evergreen shrub of similar appearance to hydrangeas and sometimes refered to as the ‘evergreen hydrangea’. A little more tolerant of sun and warm conditions with the advantage of being evergreen it is perhaps a little under used in gardens and landscaping.
Dichroa Versicolor does well in a part shaded position growing to 1 – 2 m. Flower color is determined by soil ph, similar to hydrangeas. A humus rich moist but well drained soil is best with some protection from hot afternoon sun advisable. Also look for Dichroa febrifuga
Dichora Versicolor (evergreen Hydrangea) are available from the following growers
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order
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34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793