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Daphne cneorum

Rose Daphne, Garland Flower

Pronunciation
DAFF-ne suh-NOR-um
Family
Genus
Nativity

Spain to southwest Russia

Growth Habit

Low spreading shrub or groundcover.

Hardiness
5
Culture

Sun to light shade with adequate soil moisture. Light shade in the winter is beneficial. (The north side of a building works well.) Soils should be loose, moist, well drained and near neutral pH. Supposedly Daphne like soils high in calcium. Plants do not transplant well. Probably best treated as a short-lived plant.

Landscape Use

Low specimen plant, rockeries.

Foliage

Alternate, oblanceolate, entire, green above and glaucous beneath, .75 to 1 inch long, about .125 inches wide.

Buds

Buds are sessile, ovoid, 4 to 6 exposed scales.

Flower

Clustered on the ends of the branches, rose-pink, .25 inch long. Plants are covered with extremely fragrant flowers in April - May and often again in late summer.

Fruit

Drupe, yellow-brown.

Propagation

Cuttings, seed.

Pests
Leaf spots, crown rot, twig blight, cankers, aphids, mealybugs, scales, and viruses.

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