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Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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 irritantThese plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
DAPHNE 'White Queen'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowHybrid. D. acutiloba x D. sureil. All daphnes resent transplanting. Attractive to bees and other insectsPests & DiseasesAphids, leaf spot, grey mould(Botrytis), virusesPlace of originGarden origin. Bred by Robin White, Hampshire, UK
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(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 scented
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilModerately fertileNeutral soil preferredOr slightly alkaline to slightly acid