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DAPHNE bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'
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Evergreen - elliptic to lance-shaped, leathery, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
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)
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. Garden origin. 1982. Seedling of Gurkha. Raised by Alan Postill, propagator at Hilliers.
Garden Location/Conditions - Woodland garden
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Scented Plants - Scented flowers - intensely fragrant.
Seasonal Interest - Spring
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus rich but not dry - mulch to keep roots cool.
Neutral soil preferred - or slightly alkaline to slightly acidic
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants
Daphne - Care Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5