Daphne × medfordensis ‘Lawrence Crocker’

Lawrence Crocker dwarf daphne

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Outstanding Qualities

A pint-sized evergreen shrub with dense, dark green foliage that grows to only about one foot high and as much in width. Dark pink, very fragrant flowers open in late spring and the scent is intoxicating. Perfect for the rock or alpine garden, or among stones in the garden.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 1 ft. 5 in. (0.43 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 1 ft. 5 in. (0.43 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: rose

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: fragrant pink flowers in late spring, year-round evergreen foliage

Wildlife Associations: bees

Culture Notes
Plant in very well-drained soil - daphnes suffer from soil that retains too much moisture, especially in wintertime. Site in full sun to light shade. Water regularly during the dry season.
Geek Notes
This daphne hybrid is a cross of S. arbuscula x D. collina. Named for Lawrence Crocker, one of the founders of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery, Medford, Oregon and from his garden there.