Daphne tangutica

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Buy Daphne tangutica daphne: Diminutive flowers that have a delicious scent

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil with a neutral to acidic pH
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact, evergreen shrub that forms mounds of leathery, dark green foliage, and in late spring and early summer, clusters of white flowers that have a reddish purple flush on the outside. These form at the tips of the branches, have a delicious scent and are followed by rounded red fruits. It is a wonderful plant to include in a mixed border or woodland garden, ideally close to a path or entrance so you can enjoy the scent of the flowers every time you pass.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum, but if necessary you can lightly trim it back immediately after flowering. Apply a generous mulch in spring, which will help keep the roots cool.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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Hi there,can I grow a daphne shrub in a container as my garden soil is not very good; heavy clay which floods in winter & bakes in hot weather. What size pot would I need? Thank you "Blossom"

blossom

Hello, Yes you can grow daphnes in a container. They prefer being potted in a humus-rich, well-drained compost that is slightly alkaline to slightly acid. If you have very heavy clay which is prone to flooding they will do much better in a pot. Daphnes do like their roots to be kept cool so it is best if you can grow them in lightly dappled shade. Make sure they are well watered during any dry spells. I hope this helps. Steve.

Can I grow a Daphne in a container, & if so what size pot would I need? The soil in my garden is heavy clay,& is prone to flood in winter & bake in summer,so I am reluctant to risk the open garden. Many thanks Dee.

Blossom

Yes you can grow daphnes in a container. They prefer being potted in a humus-rich, well-drained compost that is slightly alkaline to slightly acid. If you have very heavy clay which is prone to flooding they will do much better in a pot. Daphnes do like their roots to be kept cool so it is best if you can grow them in lightly dappled shade. Make sure they are well watered during any dry spells.

Steve

What evergreen shub would you recommend? I wonder if you would be good enough to recommend some low(ish) growing, flowering, evergreen shrubs to grow in full sun for part of the day with well drained clay type soil. Kind regards. Keith

keith waters

Hello Keith, There are several lovely plants which spring to mind including Daphne, Hypericum, Rhododendron (the smaller cultivars) and Hebe. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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What soil does my Daphne need? Please could you tell me if the Daphne needs an acid soil?

Diane George

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.

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