Winter Daphne - Knowledgebase Question

Gig Harbor, WA
Question by apriljoyreic
May 8, 2006
My Daphne are very leggy and bunched on top. They fall over with the weight of the new leaves. They were planted last spring so are new to my garden. Should I prune way back or will they eventually get thicker?

Answer from NGA
May 8, 2006


Daphne odora, or Winter Daphne grows to about 4' in height (sometimes higher in perfect locations). You can carefully prune after flowering by cutting to outfacing buds to promote spreading, or to infacing buds to promote upward growth. Just as a general rule of thumb, never prune more than one-third of the live plant material off in any one year. Daphne's are wonderful plants here in the Pacific Northwest!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by TBGDN and is called "Autumn Acorns"