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DAPHNE 'White Queen'
DAPHNE 'White Queen'
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Semi-evergreen Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°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 - hybrid. D. acutiloba x D. sureil. All daphnes resent transplanting. Attractive to bees and other insects
Pests & Diseases
aphids, leaf spot, grey mould(Botrytis), viruses
Place of origin
garden origin. Bred by Robin White, Hampshire, UK
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Entire see photos above
Lanceolate 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 - richly scented
Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
Neutral soil preferred
or slightly alkaline to slightly acid