This easy and carefree daphne is dotted in spring with small attractive fragrant flowers held in clusters at the branch tips. The blooms are rosy red pink in bud becoming a tubular flower blushed pale pink fading to an ivory white. Each flower cluster is backed by thick, deep green shiny foliage on sturdy stems. Intermittent flowers will often appear through the summer. In late summer and fall brilliant clusters of red berries sparkle in the autumn garden.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: blue, cream, silver, yellow
Great Color Partners: bronze, pink, red
Culture NotesPlant this daphne in a rich well-drained or sandy soil with full sun to light or dappled shade. Avoid locations with hot afternoon sun to keep the foliage looking its best. Once established it appreciates regular watering, but will tolerate occasional watering during dry weather. These are generally short-lived plants maintaining a nice habit for about 20 years then needing replacement. Growing it with limited fertilizer and good drainage can prolong its life. Almost no pruning is required to maintain it’s rounded to mounding shape.
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Plant Type: mounding shrub
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9
Flower Color: pink, white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade
Water Requirements: regular watering