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Daphne x napolitana 'Meon' (Neapolitan mezereon 'Meon')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Daphne x napolitana 'Meon'

Other names

Neapolitan mezereon 'Meon'

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Variety or Cultivar

'Meon' _ 'Meon' is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with narrowly lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and terminal clusters of small, fragrant, pink to pale pink flowers in spring.


Daphne x napolitana 'Meon' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

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

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 8.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Daphne x napolitana 'Meon' (Neapolitan mezereon 'Meon') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from strong winds. Not consistently hardy in open, exposed situations. Does not like being transplanted.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Daphne x napolitana 'Meon'

Other names

Neapolitan mezereon 'Meon'

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Variety or Cultivar

'Meon' _ 'Meon' is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with narrowly lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves and terminal clusters of small, fragrant, pink to pale pink flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring; Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 8.

Propagation methods

Grafting, Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Daphne x napolitana 'Meon' (Neapolitan mezereon 'Meon') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from strong winds. Not consistently hardy in open, exposed situations. Does not like being transplanted.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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