Light shade-part sun; moderate water. A 4-6ft tall and wide, half-hardy evergreen shrub from the Hydrangea family native to Nepal. The 4-8in. long dark green leaves resemble the foliage of Hydrangea with prominent veins and small serrations. The terminal end of the branches hold clusters of hydrangea-like flowers with white-lilac buds opening to bright blue flowers in spring and summer that are followed by metallic blue berries. s with the blue forms of Hydrangea the shade of blue of the flower is determined by soil pH and more acid soils produce blue flowers.