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EvergreenElliptic to lance-shaped, leathery, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
WhiteTinged pink at centre
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightUpright, slightly spreading shrub. Produces pink-white florets in clusters to 6cm (2½in), across along the stem in older plants, from dark pink buds
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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)
DAPHNE 'Perfume Princess'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowAn odora and bholua cross. Early and long-flowering. Australia Nursery and Garden Industry award Plant of the Year 2016.Pests & DiseasesAphids, leaf spot, grey mould(Botrytis), virusesPlace of originGarden origin. Mark Jury. New Zealand
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuitable for a shrub borderSuitable for small gardens
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Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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 1Pruning group 5Suitable 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 PlantsScented flowersVery fragrant
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilModerately fertile. Humus-rich.Neutral to acid soilNeutral to alkaline soil