Winter Daphne

daphne odora

vwyper added on March 27, 2017 | Answered

My Daphne has lost all its leaves but has still flowered this spring. It was fed last year with a solution containing iron, but still no leaves. Is it time to dig it out and start again?

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    Answered on March 27, 2017

    If your Daphne recently flowered, it is probably doing fine, and the leaf drop is just a temporary problem. Sudden temperature changes or an inconsistent water supply could cause leaf drop. Also, check your plant for any visible pests.

    Here are some general reasons a plant may drop its leaves:

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