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Daphne Tangutica Retusa Group (Daphne)


Daphne Tangutica Retusa Group (Daphne)

Diminutive flowers that have a delicious scent


A compact, evergreen shrub that forms mounds of leathery, dark green foliage, and in late spring and early summer, clusters of white flowers that have a reddish purple flush on the outside. These form at the tips of the branches, have a delicious scent and are followed by rounded red fruits. It is a wonderful plant to include in a mixed border or woodland garden, ideally close to a path or entrance so you can enjoy the scent of the flowers every time you pass.


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil, Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Flower colour: white flowers with a purple-red flush outside
  • Other Features: all parts of the plant including the seed are highly toxic if ingested; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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