World?s Largest Daphne

By Charlie Nardozzi, June 25, 2008

Daphnes are known for their attractive foliage and sweetly scented, white flowers. Most selections are small shrubs with densely packed leaves that grow well in a perennial flower border. But gardeners with lots of space and a yen for something different may be tempted by Daphne bholua, touted as the largest daphne in the world.

This rare evergreen daphne hails from the higher elevations of the Himalayas. It can grow up to 20 feet tall in a part shade location. Its height and openness, coupled with the fragrant, pinkish white flowers, make this an impressive plant in the landscape. In warm-winter areas it flowers from November until late winter.

Daphne bholua grows best in part sun on well-drained but moist soil, and it's hardy to USDA zone 7.

For more information on Daphne bholua, go to: Tiny Treasures Nursery.

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