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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Fragrant Daphne, Winter Daphne
Winter daphne is an intensely perfumed plant that comes from China and Japan. Blooming in the winter with clusters of deep rose-pink flowers makes this plant a prize for the warm temperate garden. Flowers are followed by pretty red fruits that contrast against the glossed leathery dark green leaves.
Unfortunately, this shrub is short-lived and demanding in its culture. Winter daphne requires extremely well-drained but moist neutral soils, so careful watering and mulching is important. It also should be sited in some sun but sheltered from hot midday sun and dry winds. A slight reduction in watering in late summer has a tendency to result in increased flowering the following winter. The heavenly smelling blossoms are worth trying winter daphne in the patio garden or rockery.
9 - 7
7 - 9
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
Early Spring, Winter, Late Winter
White, Pink, Rose
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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