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Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Daphne odora DAF-nee OH-dor-ah Common Name: Winter daphne Genus: Daphne
This evergreen species produces rose-purple buds that open to white and are intensely and exotically fragrant. The blooms (from mid-winter to early spring) are followed by red fruit and dark-green, glossy leaves.  
Noteworthy characteristics: These shrubs are gems in the open woodland and shrub border, or for specimen planting. Daphnes have the reputation of being finicky and perishing without warning, but in general, they are beautiful, low maintanence shrubs. 
Care: This species prefers filtered shade and heavy pruning to keep it full.
Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame when fresh; take softwood cuttings in early summer and hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Problems: Southern blight, Verticillium wilt, crown and root rot, Botrytis twig blight, aphids, and scale.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Part Shade Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Early Spring; Spring; Winter
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Pink Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower; White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest
Type Shrubs

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