Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

Daphne - Daphne bholua  'Jacqueline Postill'

Common Name: Daphne
Genus: Daphne
Species: bholua
Cultivar: 'Jacqueline Postill'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: January & February

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Clusters of small sweetly scented deep pink buds open in January and February and are followed by rounded purple-black berries. This evergreen shrub thrives in a sunny sheltered position. Try it in a mixed or winter border or next to a path where its fragrance can be appreciated. Strongly upright in habit it looks wonderful underplanted with a carpet of magenta or white Cyclamen coum. All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.

  • 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.

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