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EvergreenNarrowly elliptic to inversely lance-shaped, leathery, dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
Tall ShrubProduces terminal clusters of 7-15 flowers to 1cm (½in) across
Hardy - average winterHardy 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)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowD. sureil x D. bholua. All daphnes resent transplanting.Pests & DiseasesAphids, leaf spot, grey mould (Botrytis), virusesPlace of originGarden origin. Bred by Robin White, Hampshire, UK
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuitable for a shrub border
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(see photos above)Oblanceolate (see photos above)
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 flowersRichly fragrant
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus-rich and not dry. Mulch to keep roots coolNeutral to acid soilNeutral to alkaline soil