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  • daphne
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Daphne tangutica

daphne

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
3 litre pot £39.99
3 litre pot £39.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil with a neutral to acidic pH
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact, evergreen shrub that forms mounds of leathery, dark green foliage, and in late spring and early summer, clusters of white flowers that have a reddish purple flush on the outside. These form at the tips of the branches, have a delicious scent and are followed by rounded red fruits. It is a wonderful plant to include in a mixed border or woodland garden, ideally close to a path or entrance so you can enjoy the scent of the flowers every time you pass.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum, but if necessary you can lightly trim it back immediately after flowering. Apply a generous mulch in spring, which will help keep the roots cool.
  • Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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