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  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Daphne laureola subsp. philippi

spurge laurel

5 year guarantee
10.5cm pot £24.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of honey-scented, greenish-yellow flowers will fill the air with their perfume in late winter and early spring. Perhaps less showy than the pink-flowered varieties, it still looks wonderful under-planted with a carpet of buttercup-yellow winter aconites - and the scent is divine! It's a compact, semi-prostrate, evergreen shrub that is perfect for shady areas of a shrub border or woodland garden.

  • 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.
  • Humans/Pets: TOXIC if eaten; skin irritant
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