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Commonly known as Garland flower
Smooth leaves 1-2cm (½-¾in) long.
Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Rose pink to white
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)
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.
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.
Rockery (inc alpine)
Suitable for small gardens
Entire see photos above
Lanceolate see photos above
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
Fertile well drained soil - humus rich but not dry - mulch to keep roots cool.
Neutral soil preferred
or slightly alkaline to slightly acidic