Daphne oDaphne odora

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Daphne odora
  • PRONUNCIATION:DAFF-ne o-DOR-a
  • COMMON NAME: Fragrant or Winter Daphne
  • FAMILY: Thymelaeaceae
  • NATIVITY: China
  • GROWTH HABIT: Upright, mounded shrub with dense growth.
  • SIZE: 4-7'
  • HARDINESS: Zone 7 - 9
  • CULTURE: Sun to light shade.  Light shade in the winter is beneficial; the north side of a building works well.  Soil should be loose, moist, well-drained and near neutral pH, though D. odora is not as particular about soil types as       some Daphne, and also seems to bear transplanting better.  Perhaps best treated as a short-lived plant.
  • LANDSCAPE USE:  Specimen plant
  • FOLIAGE:  Alternate, oblong-lanceolate, entire, 1 1/2 - 3 1/2" long, shiny and deep green.
  • BUDS:
  • BARK:
  • FLOWERS:  Pale- to rose-pink; strongly fragrant; up to 10 florets on 1" diameter terminal heads.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed.
  • PESTS: Leaf spot, crown rot, twig blight, canker, aphids, mealybug, scales and viruses.
  • CULTIVARS:

    `Alba' - off-white flowers

 

 

 

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