Daphne Shrubs

Eye-catching foliage, abundant blooms, & exotic fragrances

Delightful little slow-growing shrubs, daphnes are loved for their attractive foliage (many are evergreen), abundant blooms, the exotic fragrance that some of the most popular varieties boast, and their decorative non-edible fruits. Needing little pruning, daphnes are eager to brighten up walkways and borders, or even stand alone as eye-catching container plantings. Many daphne bloom in late winter or early spring, a trait that's given them the names winter daphne or the romantic plant, for the blooms that appear near Valentine's Day.
Take lilac daphnes for example, in Zones 5 to 7, daphne is virtually maintenance-free, producing flush wands of sweetly-scented lilac-purple flowers without you having to lift a finger. Hassle-free beauty, fragrance, and structure.