Dichroa febrifuga

Also known as:

  • Blue Bead

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

8a-10b

Size

H:4'-8'
W:4'-8'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, dappled shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

blue

Foliage Color:

green

Fruit:

blue

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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1310 N Gregory Road PO Box 857 Fowlerville, Michigan

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

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Springfield, Oregon

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Monmouth, Oregon

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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812 Quince St Florence, Oregon

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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Essentially a hydrangea with fruit, this Chinese species has blue fertile flowers in early summer. The tender plant (15 °F) looks like a hydrangea, but in fall it is covered with blue, purple fruit. Great for Oregon and California coasts.

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Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

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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.

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Description by: Arrowhead Alpines

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Fowlerville, Michigan

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Dichroa febrifolia [BSWJ 2367] - A rare Hydrangea relative with large glossy evergreen foliage and terminal clusters of blue lacecap flowers followed by spectacular iridescent indigo blue fruits this clone is from a high altitude Sikkim collection by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones.

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Stanwood, Washington

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Description by: Heritage Seedlings

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Salem, Oregon

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Evergreen, 2' tall x 5' wide, a Hydrangea look alike in leaf resembles only itself in flower; pink or pale blue small round flowers in clusters give way to deep blue berries. Best in light shade with overhead protection, it is a great foundation plant and very unusual. Zone 7

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Description by: Hydrangeas Plus

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Aurora, Oregon

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It's been a vigorous and robust grower in part sun with blue blooms in the early summer and blue fruit in the later months. I am surprised that the bloom color is pH sensitive but lovely no matter what the aluminum availability may be in your soil. Strong stems and foliage will add color to your hydrangea garden all year long!

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Merryville, Louisiana

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An ever-green hydrangea like shrub with deep green quilted foliage which is topped by clusters of blue blooms in summer. A good choice for shaded gardens. The Chinese herb, Chang Shan, is made from the root and is considered as one of the fifty Fundamental Chinese Herbs.

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Stanwood, Washington

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Blooms: spring, starry blue flowers/ blue fruit in fall/ Hydrangea relative, semi-evergreen, Rare in cultivation Zone 7-9. 6', China, part shade, moist, humus rich, well drained

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Williams, Oregon

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The handsome glossy foliage of this uncommon hydrangea-relative is graced not only with white-to-blue lacecap flowers but later with showy indigo blue fruit, as well... spectacular! PSh/Med/GdDrain

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Portland, Oregon

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Clusters of sky-blue flowers adorn this evergreen hydrangea relative in late summer followed by metallic turquoise berries that linger through winter. To 4 ft tall and wide, this is a plant from the edges of forests, so best in part sun with adequate water. Happy in a container as well. Plant in a protected spot for frost hardiness in USDA zone 8.

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Showy blue flowers bear bright blue fruit in late fall. 5' x 5' evergreen shrub that is a Hydrangea cousin. Protect from cold drying winds in winter.

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