Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Flowering period: January and February
- Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)
Clusters of small, sweetly scented, deep pink buds open in January and February and are followed by rounded, purple-black berries. This deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub thrives in a sunny, sheltered position. Try it in a mixed or winter border or next to a path where its fragrance can be appreciated. Strongly upright in habit, it looks wonderful under-planted with a carpet of magenta or white Cyclamen coum. All parts of the plant are toxic if ingested.
- Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is very susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim back to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.
- CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin irritant
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Q:Winter flowering shrubs and climbers to plant with new hedge
Hello, I have newly planted a hedge (made up from Hornbeam, Rosa rugosa, Blackthorn, Cornus, Hawthorn and Hazel) about 50ft long. I have been told that if I was to plant amongst the hedge some winter flowering Clematis such as 'Wisley Cream' it would give some nice colour these bleak winter months when the hedge is bare of foliage. The hedge is south facing and although the ground is ???good??? heavy Cambridgeshire clay the hedge has been planted in a trench back filled with leaf mulch, chipped wood and spent peat. Although I have said about in-planting Clematis in the hedge, I am open to other plant suggestions if you have any. Regards TerryAsked on 12/31/2009 by Terry Allum
A:Hello Terry, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering climbers - of which the Jasminum is tougher and more like a shrub. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.204/ Alternatively, this link will take you to all our winter flowering shrubs. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.204/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 1/5/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postill
Hi I bought a Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' from you last Autumn. It is planted in a large pot which is positioned in a sunny spot. The leaves sometimes turn yellow and fall off leaving gaps on the stem. Can you help me- I have to grow all my plants in pots. GillianAsked on 9/8/2009 by Gillian Armstrong
A:Hello again Gill, These plants will thrive in full sun or partial shade i moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil. I am not sure what size pot you have it in, but perhaps it needs a larger one filled with John Innes No 2 compost. Best regards, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 10/13/2009 by Gillian Armstrong
A:Hello Gill, If there are a lot of leaves turning yellow, then this is usually a sign that the plants is stressed in some way. This can be caused by too much or too little water, too much fertiliser or other chemicals in the soil. I'm afraid I would not been able to pinpoint the exact cause of your leaf yellowing, but if you can alter the growing conditions, then you should gradually see an improvement. If however it is just the odd leaf, then this is completely normal as it will shed older leaves when new grow replaces it (it is just like us with our hair) I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 10/14/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Hi Helen Could you advise what would be the best conditions? Should I try to take it out of the pot? if so when? Thank you for your help.Answered on 10/21/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:How big is your Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'?
I'm wondering how big your Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' are...Asked on 2/28/2007 by firstname.lastname@example.org
A:These are sold in a 2lt pot and will be around 30cm tall.Answered on 2/28/2007 by Crocus
Q:What soil does my Daphne need?
Please could you tell me if the Daphne needs an acid soil?Asked on 11/3/2004 by Diane George
A:All Daphnes prefer humus-rich, well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline to slightly acid. They also like their roots to be kept cool so its a good idea to mulch around the base of the plant with leaf mould.Answered on 11/4/2004 by Crocus
The following notes can be used as a guide when pruning trees, shrubs and climbers in your garden during the month of March. It's timely advice if you have any of the following in your garden. Abeliophyllum, Artemesia, Brachyglottis, Brunfelsia, BuddlejaRead full article