• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower, reaching 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:DAF-nay o-DO-ra O
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 10, 12, 14 - 24, 31
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower, reaching 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasDaphne is ideal for north- and east-facing beds, against walls and around patio and deck edges, where its scent is enjoyed up close. As a specimen, its variegated leaves are good for lightening shade- garden plantings. Try in groups of three at corners and transitions from path to patio. Can even grow in well-drained containers.
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
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