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DAPHNE odora

Commonly known as Winter daphne

Fragrant with reddish-purple flowers
Further Reading....

 
  • Evergreen - leathery, glossy dark-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - reddish purple
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - rounded shrub. Flowers, mainly in terminal clusters of 10-15 or more, to 1.5cm (½in) across. Produces fleshy, red spherical fruit.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°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.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses.
  • Place of origin - China, Japan.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Oblanceolate - 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 - - very 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 -
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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DAPHNE odora 'Aureomarginata'

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Commonly known as: Winter daphne.
Leaves have a yellow margin which becomes creamy-white with age
 
Small £19.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £35.00 each 
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DAPHNE odora f.alba

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Commonly known as: Winter daphne.
(var leucantha) - pure white flowered form
 
£35.00 each 
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

DAPHNE odora 'Mae-jima'

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Commonly known as: Winter daphne.
Compact habit and attractive creamy-yellow edged green leaves. Profuse dark pink, strongly fragrant flowers
 
£35.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

DAPHNE odora 'Marianni'

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Commonly known as: Winter daphne.
('Rogbret'). - green leaves with broad golden yellow margins. Very fragrant tubular pink flowers in late winter, early spring
 
£17.50 each 
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