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Daphne mezereum

Zone Penticton, British Columbia, Canada Zone 5a | Anonymous added on June 1, 2018 | Answered

Friends who were moving gave me a fairly mature Daphne mezereum last summer (it's about 3' high) and not surprisingly, it dropped its leaves a couple of weeks after I planted it though I planted it in ideal conditions immediately and sprayed it to help avoid dessication. It is now June and it still has not shown any signs of leafing out again, though the twigs are all quite flexible and when I snip off a bit there is green wood inside. Any ideas on how I might shock it into putting out leaves?! I live in a semi-desert region in the southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 2, 2018

Daphne do not like to be transplanted and can actually die off quickly.
It may not survive, even though you gave it a good home.

These links have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/winter-daphne/daphne-plant-types.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/winter-daphne/pruning-winter-daphne.htm

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