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Daphne odora

Winter daphne

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to December
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourDeep blue green

Description

Daphne odora (Winter daphne). This is an evergreen shrub with oval glossy rich green leaves. It bears fragrant purpleish white flowers in terminal and axillary clusters.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

E. Asia - W. China

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Medium, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy. Most will need full sun with fertile, well drained but not too over dry soil. Resents being transplanted.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by simple layering, seeds when fresh or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Is susceptible to viruses that cause leaf mottling. Sap of fruits may irritate the skin.

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