Fragrant Daphne, Winter Daphne
Upright, mounded shrub with dense growth.
Sun to light shade. Light shade in the winter is beneficial; the north side of a building works well. Soil should be loose, moist, well-drained and near neutral pH, though D. odora is not as particular about soil types as some Daphne, and also seems to bear transplanting better. Perhaps best treated as a short-lived plant.
Specimen plant. D. odora tends to be quite tempermental, but its worth the extra effort for the early fragrant flowers. Put near a walkway or entrance where it can be fully enjoyed.
Glossy light green. Alternate, oblong-lanceolate, entire, 1.5 to 3.5 inches long, shiny and deep green.
Pale- to rose-pink; strongly fragrant; up to 10 florets on 1 inch diameter terminal heads.
'Alba' - off-white flowers.