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DAPHNE 'Guardsman'

Upright habit. Rich pink fragrant flowers in spring followed by bright red fruit in summer
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£25.00 each

Delivery Information Availability yet to be determined
plant size comparison icon 1 to 1.5 Litre
  • Evergreen
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - rich pink
  • Height - 60cm (24in)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - upright stems with flowers from deep pink buds
  • 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 - shelter from cold, drying winds
  • 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 - - all daphnes resent transplanting. Attractive to bees and other insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, grey mould (Botrytis), viruses
  • Place of origin - China (Sichuan)
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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 - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich and not too dry. Mulch to keep roots cool
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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