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February Plum Daphne

Daphne x houtteana 'February Plum'

Item 4982

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USDA Zone:
6-8
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

This is the coveted black-leaved Daphne! When grown in full sun, the leaves are a deep purple to pure black. Fragrant purple-pink flowers appear along the stems of the branches underneath the leaves in mid spring. New foliage emerges as a dark green that matures to black. Semi-evergreen.

Extreme Close-up: Bloom :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Medium Shot: Foliage :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Close-up: Foliage :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Landscape Size
Slow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Flowering Season
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Daphne x houtteana 'February Plum'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color
Foliage Color: Black
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Purplish-pink
Garden Style: Cottage

Provide enriched, neutral to slightly acidic, very well-drained soil; avoid heavy, wet, poorly drained sites. Add compost to improve drainage or plant in raised beds. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer after flowering.

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