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Daphne laureola subsp philippi (Spurge laurel)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.35m
Max height
1.3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Daphne laureola subsp philippi

Other names

Spurge laurel

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Variety or Cultivar

subsp philippi _ subsp philippi is a slow-growing, spreading, evergreen dwarf shrub with dark-green, shiny, ovate leaves arranged in whorls. In late winter to early spring, it bears clusters of small, pale-yellow, tubular flowers that have a honey-like scent, followed by black berries in autumn.


Daphne laureola subsp philippi is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are honey scented

Habit

Compact, Prostrate

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin.

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow in Winter

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Keep pruning to a minimum to avoid risk of die-back.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Daphne laureola subsp philippi (Spurge laurel) will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 1.3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Daphne laureola subsp philippi

Other names

Spurge laurel

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Variety or Cultivar

subsp philippi _ subsp philippi is a slow-growing, spreading, evergreen dwarf shrub with dark-green, shiny, ovate leaves arranged in whorls. In late winter to early spring, it bears clusters of small, pale-yellow, tubular flowers that have a honey-like scent, followed by black berries in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are honey scented

Habit

Compact, Prostrate

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin.


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow in Winter

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Keep pruning to a minimum to avoid risk of die-back.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Daphne laureola subsp philippi (Spurge laurel) will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 1.3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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