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  • spurge laurel
  • Eventual height: 0.75m
  • Eventual spread: 0.75m

Daphne gemmata 'Royal Crown'

spurge laurel

5 year guarantee
9cm pot £19.99
9cm pot £19.99

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: May to June
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

    A pretty (and unusual) addition to the mixed or shrub border, this daphne produces its rich yellow flowers in late spring and early summer - and these are followed later in the season by bright red berries. It's ideal for placing next to a patio or entrance, where you can take full advantage of the flowers rich perfume, which in sheltered gardens will fill the surrounding air.

  • 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 irritant