Daphne odora (Winter Daphne)

Daphne odora (Winter Daphne)
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Daphne odora (Winter Daphne)

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Daphne odora, commonly called the winter daphne is a flowering evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. The clusters of small pale pink flowers are incredibly fragrant and fill the air with a beautiful aroma in winter. As highlighted by Gardening Australia, Daphnes can be temperamental, but following the care requirements detailed below should make it easier for you to grow this beauty in your garden!

Light requirement: Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency: Daphnes are sensitive to over-watering, which may can cause root rot. Let the soil slightly dry out between watering. But Daphnes are also sensitive to the soil completly drying out.

Soil: Sandy, loamy, well draining

Skill level: Intermediate

Growth rate: Slow

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: - Protect from frosts with mulching and planting away from cold windy areas.
- Do not disturb their rootballs when re-potting or planting in the ground.
- After flowering give the plant a light prune
- Apply an annual slow-release fertiliser

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Low

Disease and pest susceptibility: Scale and root rot

Mature height: 0.8 m

Mature width: 0.8 m

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Dark green

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Pink

Flower fragrant: Yes

Flowering season: Middle of winter to late spring

Fruit: No

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