Which Daphne?

I have a small area of semi-woodland at the back of the garden and I'm planting it with shrubs and climbers so there is a good spread of colour and scent throughout the year.At the moment, I am looking for a good Daphne - preferably winter-flowering and hardy, but the Daphne Bohula varieties seem very difficult to obtain and extremely expensive. Can anyone recommend a good hardy winter-flowering one which would thrive in dappled shade, and where is the best place to order one online?

Secondly - anyone recommend a good fragrant compact Viburnum - deciduous, preferably with good autumn leaf colour?


  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,199

    I am a big fan of jaqueline postil for its scent.  Companies like Crocus often do 20% discounts in February, which might make one less pricey.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,806

    Kevock http://www.kevockgarden.co.uk/plantlist/p13sep_daphne_mezereum_alba.htm have lots of Daphnes and their prices are quite reasonable I think - don't know what the postage and packing is tho'.

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  • I was hoping for Jacqueline, chicky, though some of the others do look tempting too. Think I will have to keep my eyes out for a discount offer somewhere, or plump for a cheaper variety!

    I do want one which is winter-flowering and fairly hardy - and of course a good scent is vital!

    Thanks to Verdun, Chicky and Dovefromabove for your input and suggestionsimage

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