DAPHNE mezereum 'Rubra'

Commonly known as Mezereon

Scented purplish-red flowers
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DAPHNE mezereum 'Rubra'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £27.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
  • Deciduous
    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.
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich. Mulch to keep roots cool.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (3ft)
 

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