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Daphne x houtteana

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Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Daphne (DAF-nee) (Info)
Species: x houtteana

Synonym:Daphne laureola x mezereum

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Burgundy
Dark/Black

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Todd_Boland On Nov 24, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Considering both parents of this hybrid have green leaves, the hybrid itself has wonderful dark purple-black foliage! The flowers are rose-purple and contrast wonderfully. Highly recommended small shrub.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Millbrook, New York
Hemby Bridge, North Carolina



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