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Daphne odora

daphne

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Daphne odora

daphne

  • available to order from late autumn
  • 10.5cm pot
  • £29.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

    Lustrous, deep green leaves provide a handsome silhouette throughout the year, but it is for the small clusters of highly scented flowers that this rounded, evergreen shrub is most highly prized. Appearing in mid-winter, they open from purple-pink buds to reveal their pale pink petals, which usually have a richer pink reverse. Plant it somewhere that you pass by regularly to make sure you can enjoy their delicious scent.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin irritant

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