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Daphne in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Daphne odora

 

Daphne

Daphne shrubs rarely get taller than a four feet tall. they are slow growing and shouldn't need pruning. They bloom in winter to late spring and are evergreen in all but the coolest climates. They have a mounding form and thick leathery sword-shaped leaves. They are grown for their clusters of fragrant pink, yellow or white flowers. They tend to be short-lived plants.

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plant Features
  • Daphne likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Daphne likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Daphne is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Daphne likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Daphne

Latin name

Daphne odora

type

Flowering shrubs or trees

family

Thymelaeaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Daphne likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Daphne is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Daphne likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Daphne likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Daphne is 1.30meters x 1.30meters 1.30 M 1.30 M

Daphne odora

Daphne shrubs rarely get taller than a four feet tall. they are slow growing and shouldn't need pruning. They bloom in winter to late spring and are evergreen in all but the coolest climates. They have a mounding form and thick leathery sword-shaped leaves. They are grown for their clusters of fragrant pink, yellow or white flowers. They tend to be short-lived plants.


Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

It blooms from late winter to early spring with very pale pink highly scented clusters of flowers.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Plant out container grown plants in early spring adding plenty of well rotted compost or manure into the soil, water well.

 
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