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DAPHNE bholua 'Darjeeling'

Very pale pink flowers fading to white
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£40.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - elliptic to lance-shaped, leathery, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - pale pink
  • Height - 2-4m (6½-13ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, rarely spreading, habit. Flowers in terminal clusters of 7-15 to 1.5cm (½in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - all daphnes resent transplanting.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses.
  • Place of origin - eastern Himalayas.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 5 - Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - richly fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest - Winter -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus rich but not dry - mulch to keep roots cool.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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2-4m (6½-13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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