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Daphne mezereum
Common Name: February Daphne Family: Thymelaeaceae (The Daphne Family)

Daphne mezereum
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February daphne is an upright deciduos shrub with mid green leaves. In late winter the naked stems are festooned with intoxicatingly fragrant magenta-purple flowers later turning into red berries. This one of the hardiest of daphnes. Plant in part sun/part shade with morning or late afternoon sun (protect it from the hottest sun of the day) in rich, well-drained soil. Do not move after planting due to sensitive roots.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Damp deciduous mixed woodlands and on rich calcareous soils.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeLate Winter - Early Spring 
Spread3-5'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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