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DAPHNE mezereum 'Rubra'

Commonly known as Mezereon

Scented purplish-red flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    pale-green to grey-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purplish red
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    1m (3ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright shrub. Flowers in lateral clusters of 2-4, to 6mm (less than ½in) across before the leaves. Produces fleshy, spherical red fruit.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

DAPHNE mezereum 'Rubra'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £35.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC
  • 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
    Europe, Caucasus, Turkey, Siberia.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
    Cottage garden
    Suitable for small gardens
    Town garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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.

    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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich. Mulch to keep roots cool.
    Neutral to acid soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Skin irritant
    People and pets, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents
    Toxic if eaten
    People and pets, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (3ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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