The Blooms Appear Before the Foliage in Spring!
Discovered in its native China by the great Victorian plant hunter Charles Maries, Daphne genkwa is a naturally compact, very free-flowering deciduous shrub. It reaches just 3 feet high and wide, with a symmetrical, rounded shape and excellent branching. In addition to the showy flowers, the 3-inch leaves are handsome, particularly when they first open in spring with a silky texture that is quite eye-catching.
This shrub is content in full sun to light shade, and appreciates warm summer climates. It needs good drainage, but is otherwise easy to grow. Lilac Daphne is a rare treat, and one you will adore in your garden. Zones 5-7.
|Zone||5 - 7|
|BloomStartToEnd||Mid Spring - Late Spring|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Blue, Lavender, Purple|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|