Japan Daphne

Daphne odora

Winter Daphne

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Daphne odora is an evergreen shrub with a compact and rounded growth habit. It has leathery, dark green leaves which are glossy and oval to lance-shaped. In winter-spring, clusters of strongly fragrant, pale pink-white flowers are produced, followed by spherical, red fruits.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Winter

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer to early autumn.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

China, Japan.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Thymelaeaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Scent

Strong

Problems

Generally pest & disease free.

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