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DAPHNE odora 'Marianni'
Commonly known as Winter daphne
DAPHNE odora 'Marianni'
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leathery, glossy leaves to 8cm (3in) long
Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Rounded shrub. Flowers, 1.5cm (½in) across in terminal or axillary clusters of 10-15 or more.
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)
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.
Good to know - all daphnes resent transplanting. Attractive to bees and other insects
Pests & Diseases
aphids, leaf spot, grey mould(Botrytis), viruses
Place of origin
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Entire see photos above
Oblanceolate see photos above
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 flowers - very fragrant
Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich but not dry. Mulch to keep roots cool
Neutral to acid soil
Neutral to alkaline soil