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DAPHNE cneorum

Commonly known as Garland flower

Abundant clusters of strongly scented rose-pink or white flowers. Slow growing and must have well-drained but not dry soil
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - smooth, lance-shaped leaves 1-2cm ( ½-¾in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - rose pink to white
  • Height - 15cm (6in)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - low-growing shrub with trailing, branching stems. Flowers in dense, terminal clusters of 6-20, to 1cm (½in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°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. Attractive to bees and other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses.
  • Place of origin - central and southern Europe.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • 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
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