DAPHNE laureola subsp. philippi

Commonly known as Spurge laurel

Fragrant yellow-green flowers beneath polished green leaves. Semi-prostrate habit
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DAPHNE laureola subsp. philippi

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£22.50 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 1 to 1.5 Litre
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Green
    Yellow green
  • Height
    45cm (18in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Bushy, semi-prostrate bush, generally low-growing. Up to 10 flowers to 8mm (less than ½in) across in axillary clusters followed by fleshy, black fruit.
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • 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, viruses.
  • Place of origin
    western to southeasten Europe, Italy, Corsica, northern Africa, Azores.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate 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.

    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 - mildly fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus rich but not dry. Mulch to keep roots cool.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
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45cm (18in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  60cm (24in)
 

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