Deciduous, Shrubs, Semi-evergreen
Although some daphnes are easier to grow than others, all require fast-draining soil and careful summer watering. They are generally more temperamental in California than in the Northwest.
Plants respond to heavy pruning but rarely need more than the occasional snip to correct their shape. Cut back to lateral branches or to just above obvious growth buds. You can cut budded branches of deciduous types for forced bloom indoors.Daphne bholua
Native to Himalayas. Upright growth to 6–12 ft. tall and 5–6 ft. wide, with leathery, dark green leaves to 4 in. long. Clusters of fragrant white flowers with a purplish pink blush appear in late winter. Small blackish purple fruit. Plant in part shade and provide regular water.
Native to California. Grows to 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide, with 6-in.-long leaves mottled i...
From China. This twiggy, dense dwarf to 1 ft., with tiny, closely packed leaves in light grayish green...
To 4 ft.; broader than tall. Flowers shade from salmon at edges to golden orange in throat, giving tru...