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DAPHNE bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

Large and showy intensely fragrant purplish pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    leathery, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long. May defoliate in cold weather
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purplish pink
  • Height
    2-4m (6½-13ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright, rarely spreading habit. Flowers in terminal clusters of 7-15, larger than other varieties, to 2cm (¾in) 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.

DAPHNE bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Small £22.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 1 to 1.5 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
medium £40.00  
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Large £55.00 each 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    All daphnes resent transplanting.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Himalayas. Garden origin. 1982. Seedling of Gurkha. Raised by Alan Postill, propagator at Hilliers.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • 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 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Intensely 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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