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Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

Nepalese paper plant

Location:

The Winter Border in the Walled Garden

Description:

A hardy evergreen medium-sized shrub (1.5m x 1.5m) of erect habit with leathery lance shaped leaves. Highly fragrant purplish-pink and white flowers in terminal clusters in mid- late winter, followed by black berries. It can be short lived 10 -15 years.

Site and Care:

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soils with some shade. Not reliably hardy in exposed conditions and it resents being transplanted. Little pruning is required and it should be done after flowering. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings taken in July.