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Lawrence Crocker Daphne
Just a Foot High and Wide, but So Fragrant

Lawrence Crocker Daphne

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 41536
$39.95
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Excellent in containers, rock gardens, and the front of the border.

Very long-blooming.
For those of us who can never have too much fragrance or color in the garden, this dwarf Daphne is the answer to a prayer. Just 9 to 12 inches high and wide, it's the ideal size to tuck among larger plants in the border; show off in the front of the foundation, containers, the rock garden, or other prominent position; or turn into a heaven-scented edging for a garden path. Very heavy- and long-blooming, 'Lawrence Crocker' is an evergreen marvel in miniature form!

The bloom season begins in late spring and continues well into summer, with large clusters of single lavender-pink blooms. Among the most fragrant in all the Daphne family, these flowers dominate the dwarf plant, standing out brilliantly against the glossy dark green foliage.

'Lawrence Crocker' is a cross of D. arbuscula x D. collina, developed at Siskiyou Nurseries in Medford, Oregon (hence its species name) and named for one of the nursery's founders. It is very vigorous in part shade and consistent moisture, and should be mulched heavily in both summer and winter to protect its roots Do not let it dry out, and try not to transplant it once it has become established in the garden. You will find it a slow-growing, mounded plant with tireless bloom strength and lovely evergreen foliage. Zones 6-9.

Genus Daphne
Species x medfordensis
Variety 'Lawrence Crocker'
ItemForm Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 6 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Dwarf
PlantHeight 9 in - 12 in
PlantWidth 9 in - 12 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Evergreen, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
LightRequirements Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Foliage Interest
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
Adorable and Eye Catching Little Shrub
Salet Rose from IL wrote (September 27, 2013):
I love this little shrub. The flowers are dainty but cover the shrub so it's very full of flowers. It does go through a yellowing of the leaves and then dropping them in late spring. Although, the yearly leaf drop does not harm the plant. It actually appears to be rejuvenating itself. It comes back even fuller. This season I had lots of blooms in the spring, some in the summer. Now it's fall and the flowers are starting to bloom again. I had this very dwarf shrub for 2 seasons--counting this one (2013). It just gets better with each season. When you are planting it, remember to add compost and organic fertilizer, like Holly Tone and, perhaps, some bone meal. It definitely prefers organic material. Also be sure you get it in the right planting spot because this little shrub may die if moved. To sum it up, it is just lovely and unique. I'm glad I bought it and look forward to adding another one in the spring. Thank you!
Variety!
from wrote (February 27, 2013):
Wonderful variety of plants.