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)
    Borderline
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

DAPHNE odora

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£22.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £40.00  
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    All daphnes resent transplanting.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses.
    Place of origin
    China, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
    Borderline
  • 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)
 

Buy Varieties of DAPHNE odora

DAPHNE odora 'Aureomarginata'

DAPHNE odora 'Aureomarginata'

Winter daphne

leaves have a yellow margin which becomes creamy-white with age

 
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£19.50 each 
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£35.00 each 
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DAPHNE odora 'Mae-jima'

DAPHNE odora 'Mae-jima'

Winter daphne

compact habit and attractive creamy-yellow edged green leaves. Profuse dark pink, strongly fragrant flowers

 
£35.00 each 
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DAPHNE odora 'Marianni'

DAPHNE odora 'Marianni'

Winter daphne

('Rogbret'). - green leaves with broad golden yellow margins. Very fragrant tubular pink flowers in late winter, early spring

 
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