Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'
daphne 'Jacqueline Postill'
'Jacqueline Postill' is a more or less evergreen medium-sized shrub of erect habit with leathery oblanceolate leaves. Highly fragrant purplish-pink and white flowers in terminal clusters in late winter, followed by black berries
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Daphne can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with small, usually very fragrant tubular, 4-lobed flowers, often followed by colourful berries
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soils. Not reliably hardy in exposed conditions. Resents transplanting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
Generally pest free
May be subject to a leaf spot
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