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Daphne mezereum (Daphne mezereum)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Daphne mezereum

Other names

Daphne mezereum

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Species

D. mezereum - D. mezereum is a mid-sized deciduous upright shrub. In late winter to early spring, it has fragrant clusters of purple-pink flowers, followed by red berries in summer.


Daphne mezereum is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Compact, Upright

Toxicity

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

Flower

Purple-pink in Spring; Purple-pink in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Daphne mezereum (Daphne mezereum) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with shelter from winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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 mezereum

Other names

Daphne mezereum

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Species

D. mezereum - D. mezereum is a mid-sized deciduous upright shrub. In late winter to early spring, it has fragrant clusters of purple-pink flowers, followed by red berries in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are sweetly fragrant.

Habit

Compact, Upright

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Purple-pink in Spring; Purple-pink in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Winter

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Daphne mezereum (Daphne mezereum) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade with shelter from winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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Daphne mezereum

This is a very scarce plant in the wild, but widely available from nurseries. White-flowered cultivars are also available. It offers nectar and pollen to bees when little else is in flower. read more

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