Daphne laureola subsp. philippi

10.5cm pot £19.99
available to order from spring
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Buy Daphne laureola subsp. philippi spurge laurel: Ideal for a woodland garden

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Clusters of honey-scented, greenish-yellow flowers will fill the air with their perfume in late winter and early spring. Perhaps less showy than the pink-flowered varieties, it still looks wonderful under-planted with a carpet of buttercup-yellow winter aconites - and the scent is divine! It's a compact, semi-prostrate, evergreen shrub that is perfect for shady areas of a shrub border or woodland garden.

  • 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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Normal way planted in the garden. Slowly growing.




still waiting


This plant was expensive and tiny when it arrived, had I seen it in the 'flesh' I would not have purchased it. It has only grown one further leaf so disappointing.

Scottish hardy gardener




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My daphne lauriol phillipi has never flowered though it seems quite profuse leaf wise. Some stems however have lost their leaves are bare. Should I prune these back or will they shoot from the top and how do I encourage flowers please?

Woodbee Weedfree

Hello, These plants are tolerant of a little shade, however they will produce more flowers in a sunnier spot, so this may be the reason for a lack of flowers. Another factor to consider is the available nutrients in the soil. Nitrogen encourages plants to put on lots of leafy growth, while potash promotes flowers and fruit. With this in mind you could try giving it a bit of a push by feeding it with Sulphate of Potash.


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