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Daphne × rollsdorfii 'Wilhelm Schacht'
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daphne 'Wilhelm Schacht'

A compact, evergreen shrub to 50cm tall, withoblong, glossy,dark green leaves to 25mm long and 8mm wide. In spring, fragrant deep pink-purpleflowers are borne in terminal clusters

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Purple Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Thymelaeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
All parts are toxic by ingestion and sap may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Daphne can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with small, usually very fragrant tubular, 4-lobed flowers, often followed by colourful berries

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Mulch to keep roots cool. Resents transplanting. For further information see daphne cultivation

Propagation

Propagate from semi-ripe cuttings or by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Little pruning required: Pruning group 1

Pests

Aphids and scale insects may be troublesome

Diseases

May be affected by grey moulds, leaf spot (see leaf damage on woody plants) and a virus disease

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