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DAPHNE bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

Large and showy intensely fragrant purplish pink flowers
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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 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
medium £40.00  

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 Litre

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Large £55.00 each 

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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