Daphne Laureola Philippi


Spurge laurel, a slow-growing, spreading, evergreen dwarf shrub with dark-green, shiny, ovate leaves arranged in whorls. In late winter to early spring, it bears clusters of small, pale-yellow, tubular flowers that have a honey-like scent, followed by black berries in autumn. Will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 1.3m after 10-20 years.


Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well drained soil in sun or partial shade.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.