Daphne

Family: Thymelaeaceae


Plant type Shrub
Height 12 inches to 4 feet
Spread 18 inches to 5 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen, deciduous
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers, fruit
Uses Borders
Skill level Expert
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 7
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to shade
Moisture Average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Fertile
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour Pink, white
Flower season Early spring to early autumn, late winter
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour Black, red
Edible parts
Harvest time
Stems
Features Scented flowers
Wildlife
Texture Medium

Daphnes are compact evergreen or deciduous shrubs with a reputation for being temperamental. Their flowers are often fragrant, being displayed between late winter and autumn depending on the variety. Berries are red or black and toxic.

They need evenly moist, but not saturated soil. Their preference for sun or shade depends on the variety. They require a sheltered site.

 

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