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Daphne sp., Winter Daphne

Daphne sp.

Winter Daphne
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: China
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantPoisonous or toxic

This is a small, sparsely-branched, evergreen shrub, ultimately reaching about 1 metre in height and spread. Leaves lance-shaped, green with cream margins; clusters of small pinkish flowers in winter; flowers very fragrant.

Tolerant of most soils, does not appreciate extremes such as very shallow, chalky soil, poor drainage, etc. Ideally, a deep, well-drained woodland soil with plenty of humus.

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