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DAPHNE mezereum 'Rubra'

Commonly known as Mezereon

Scented purplish-red flowers
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Large £27.50 each

  • Deciduous - lance-shaped, pale-green to grey-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - purplish red
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 1m (3ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright shrub. Flowers in lateral clusters of 2-4, to 6mm (less than ½in) across before the leaves. Produces fleshy, spherical red 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
  • 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 - Europe, Caucasus, Turkey, Siberia.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich. Mulch to keep roots cool.
  • Neutral soil preferred - or slightly alkaline to slightly acidic
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (3ft)
 

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