Daphne odora Rebecca ('Hewreb') (PBR)

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Buy Daphne odora Rebecca ('Hewreb') (PBR) daphne: Fine addition to the woodland or cottage garden.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

    The lustrous foliage of this handsome evergreen has a broad creamy yellow margin, and from midwinter, it produces dome-shaped bunches of deliciously scented soft pink flowers, which open from darker pink buds. A showy daphne, Rebecca has only recently become available, but it will make a fine addition to the woodland or cottage garden.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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I purchased Daphne Rebecca two years ago and planted it in my west facing border which gets full sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon/evening. My soil has good drainage. Although it didn't flower last winter, it seemed relatively healthy. However, some of the lower leaves have recently started to go yellow and brown and drop (the new foliage at the top of the plant looks healthy). I have fed it with blood, fish and bone and given it some extra water but wonder why this is happening and if there is anything else I should be doing? I'd hate to lose it!

Cottage Gardener

It is quite normal for the foliage of Daphnes to be concentrated at the tips of the stems, and for the older, lower leaves to be shed as the plant puts on new growth. Therefore, I think your plant sounds perfectly happy.

Helen

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