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spurge laurel

Daphne laureola subsp. philippi

spurge laurel

Availability: to order from spring 10.5cm pot

Product description

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: February and 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.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin & eye irritant