Daphne burkwoodii 'Somerset'

Family: Thymelaeaceae


Plant type Shrub
Height 3 to 4 feet
Spread 4 to 5 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen, deciduous
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers, fruit
Uses Borders
Skill level Expert
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 6
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Fertile
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour Pink, white
Flower season Late spring to early summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour Black, red
Edible parts
Harvest time
Stems
Features Scented flowers
Wildlife
Texture Medium

Daphne burkwoodii 'Somerset' is a compact semi-evergreen shrub with a reputation for being temperamental, although burkoodii is one of the easier forms. It's flowers are fragrant, being displayed in late spring and early summer. Berries are toxic.

It need evenly moist, but not saturated soil prefering sun to light shade. It requires a sheltered spot.

 

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