Dichroa febrifuga UBC Guizhou clone

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  1. Renew

    Renew Active Member 10 Years

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    I bought this plant from UBC famous spring sales, now ended, back in 2011. It is planted under a Japanese maple to the north of our house. Over time the maple has grown immensely and the neighbor has planted trees also shading our garden.
    I want to transplant the diminishing Dichroa to a more open bed, with open shade but not much direct sunlight. When can I do this? Now? It looks like there is more dead wood than live wood on it now.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Wait until November or end of winter. Try to find a warm, bright position for it.
     
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    Renew Active Member 10 Years

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    OK the position will be bright, but it won't be under protective tree branches, so I don't know how warm. It will be near blueberries, a hedge, a tall rhodo (neighbour's). The Dichroa febrifuga UBC clone is supposed to be more hardy....
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The one at UBC that is doing the best is in a slightly open area, exposed to the sun in the afternoons throughout the year.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Dichroa is now considered to be a Hydrangea, so the accession has been renamed Hydrangea febrifuga.
     
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    Renew Active Member 10 Years

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    Good to know Daniel, because where I will be putting it gets several hours of afternoon sun.
     

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