Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’

Family: Thymelaeaceae

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is an erect, upright shrub that produces pretty, delicate-pink, tubular flowers from January to the end of March each year.  The plants drop their leaves in winter, just before their new foliage starts to emerge.

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ grows best in a warm, sheltered position.  Plant in a sunny or partially shaded area of the garden, in moist but well-drained soil.  Avoid planting Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ in soils that have a tendency towards being wet or water-logged.  Too dry a soil can also be detrimental or even fatal for Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’; ideally plant this shrub in a soil that’s moist but well-drained.  These plants resent any kind of disturbance.  Once they’ve been planted, Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ really don’t want to be moved.

No pruning is required, this makes Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ a great plant for someone without much time or energy for gardening.  The scented blooms are a delight and are especially welcome, as they bloom at a time when fewer plants are flowering.

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is a slow-growing shrub that will eventually grow up to around 2m (6.5ft) tall and around 1.2m (4ft) wide.

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