DAPHNE laureola subsp. philippi

Commonly known as Spurge laurel

Fragrant yellow-green flowers beneath polished green leaves. Semi-prostrate habit
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Green
    Yellow green
  • Height
    45cm (18in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Bushy, semi-prostrate bush, generally low-growing. Up to 10 flowers to 8mm (less than ½in) across in axillary clusters followed by fleshy, black fruit.
  • 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

DAPHNE laureola subsp. philippi

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£22.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 1 to 1.5 Litre
  • 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
    Western to southeasten Europe, Italy, Corsica, northern Africa, Azores.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (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 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Mildly fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    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
    Rabbit Resistant
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45cm (18in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  60cm (24in)
 

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