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DAPHNE x susannae 'Cheriton'

A hybrid between D.arbuscula and D.collina which, although a small shrub, exhibits hybrid vigour. Dark purple flowers in the summer
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DAPHNE x susannae 'Cheriton'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£35.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
  • Evergreen
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Dark purple
  • Height
    45cm (18in)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Forms a cushion, slowly. Glossy green leaves
  • 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 - ideal for an alpine bed or raised bed
  • Pests & Diseases
    aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses
  • Place of origin
    China, Japan
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblanceolate
  • 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
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral soil preferred
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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45cm (18in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  90cm (36in)
 

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