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DAPHNE pontica

Clusters of scented yellowish-green flowers and blue-black fruits
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - pointed, oval, glossy dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in).
  • Green - yellowish green
  • Height - 1m (3ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - spreading shrub. Flowers, to 2cm (¾in), in pairs of up to 10 are produced at the base of overlapping shoots.
  • 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 - southeastern Europe, northern Turkey, southeastern Bulgaria, Caucasus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring
  • 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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1m (3ft)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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