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Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' (Daphne)

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Plant description

Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance' is a compact perennial shrub with gloriously perfumed flowers. 'Eternal Fragrance' is an outstanding new Daphne that is sun tolerant and after a flush of flowers in spring, will repeat flower throughout the year. It is frost hardy, and unlike other daphnes, the foliage will resist scorching when grown in a sunny position. It is also tolerant of both alkaline and acid soils. It will grow well in a part shaded area. It is drought tolerant once established. It will make a great low perfumed hedge or border, as well as a good specimen plant or container plant. It can be under planted under trees. Place where the exquisite perfume can be enjoyed.

Lightly trim and feed with a slow release fertiliser in summer to maintain a good growth habit. A deep water in times of prolonged dryness will be appreciated by the plant. The plant will perform best in a moist well drained soil. Mulch well to protect the roots and to discourage weed growth.

 

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Scent

Daphne flowers have an exquisite, rich perfume

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.9 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.5-7.0

Pests

Aphids

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in summer.

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