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DAPHNE odora f.alba

Commonly known as Winter daphne

(var leucantha) - pure white flowered form
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
£35.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - lance-shaped to narrowly oval, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • White
  • Height - to 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - to 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 - 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
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses
  • Place of origin - China, Japan
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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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to 1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  to 1.5m (5ft)
 

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