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I have moved a Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance' from the garden   where it was crowded to a substantial size pot. Well watered with the rains, but some of the leaves  are yellowing what  should I do now ?


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    It's hard to diagnose the problem as it can just be adapting to a new area or in a pot. Have you changed the soil? Make sure there are sufficient drainage holes and snip off the yellowing bits and see how it goes. 

  • Daphne can be a bit fussy, it doesn't like being transplanted so it's most likely just the aftermath of having been moved.  I wouldn't prune it just yet as it's prone to die-back so you may do more harm than good.

    My advice is ensure it's not permanently wet, put it somewhere sheltered and otherwise leave it well alone until next year.

  • I'd been mollycoddling mine a bit (well, it was expensive!) but it didn't look happy so I read up on it.

    This Daphne likes poor soil, sharp drainage and sun, so I put it in a pot with gritty compost at the base of my south facing wall and now it's happy!

  • Thank you all for your advice. The soil is gritty, (i only added grit to the same soil) and the pot is in a south west facing position.I did wonder if the problem was just because I had transplanted it. Yellowing leaves removed.  I wondered if to move it into a sheltered place as so much rain is due over next few days to prevent it becoming too wet. Otherwise I will wait to see what happens.

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