DAPHNE bholua 'Spring Herald'

Pure white flowers on this early flowering and highly scented shrub
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Leathery, dark green leaves to 11cm (4½in) long
  • White
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy, upright habit. Produces clusters of flowers to 1cm (½in) across in terminal clusters of 8-15
  • 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)
  • Partial shade

DAPHNE bholua 'Spring Herald'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £40.00  
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    D. bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' x D. acutiloba 'Fragrant Cloud'. All daphnes resent transplanting
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, grey mould (Botrytis), viruses
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. Robin White
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
    Cottage garden
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • 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.

    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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Very fragrant
  • Seasonal Interest
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich and not dry. Mulch to keep roots cool
    Neutral to acid soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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