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  • daphne
  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

daphne

RHS award of garden merit
13cm pot 10-25cm £24.99
13cm pot 10-25cm £24.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: January and February
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

    Clusters of small, sweetly scented, deep pink buds open in January and February and are followed by rounded, purple-black berries. This choice semi-evergreen shrub thrives in a sunny, sheltered position. This plant is very hard to propagate and slow growing, but well worth the patience and investment. Try it in a mixed or winter border or next to a path where its fragrance can be appreciated. Strongly upright in habit, it looks wonderful under-planted with a carpet of magenta or white Cyclamen coum.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is very susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim back to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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