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Daphne x burkwoodii 'Somerset' (Burkwood daphne 'Somerset')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Somerset'

Other names

Burkwood daphne 'Somerset'

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Variety or Cultivar

'Somerset' _ 'Somerset' is a small, semi-evergreen shrub with mid-green leaves. It bears clusters of small, fragrant, purplish-pink flowers in late spring.


Daphne x burkwoodii 'Somerset' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

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

Flower

Purplish-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

May be subject to a virus.

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Somerset' (Burkwood daphne 'Somerset') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in shelter. Does not respond well to transplanting.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Somerset'

Other names

Burkwood daphne 'Somerset'

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Variety or Cultivar

'Somerset' _ 'Somerset' is a small, semi-evergreen shrub with mid-green leaves. It bears clusters of small, fragrant, purplish-pink flowers in late spring.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

May be subject to a virus.

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Somerset' (Burkwood daphne 'Somerset') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in shelter. Does not respond well to transplanting.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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