DAPHNIPHYLLUM macropodum

(himalaense subsp. macropodum) - attractive and unusual evergreen with rhododendron-like leaves and pungent purplish clusters of flowers. Perfectly hardy
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly oblong, leathery dark-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long, glaucous beneath.
  • Green
    Female flowers
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Male flowers deep purple-pink
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
    Or large shrub. Produces petalless flowers
  • 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
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade

DAPHNIPHYLLUM macropodum

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£22.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Exotic plants
    Good to know
    Male and female flowers appear on separate plants
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    China, Japan, Korea
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Axillary racemes
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    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
    Pungent
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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6m (20ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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