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Questions About Winter Daphne

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 25, 2011

Q. Winter Daphne

I have a winter daphne that is about 4 years old. It has never bloomed. It is variegated; the plant identification and information tag said it was a winter daphne. I am wondering if what I have is really a winter daphne. Any clues as to why it has not bloomed? It has grown nicely. It is about 5 feet tall now. I bought this plant because the blooms smell SO good.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 25, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

There are a couple of things that might cause the plant not to bloom. The usual reasons are either that it is not getting enough sun or it is lacking phosphorus. For the sun, even though this is a shade plant, there is such thing as too much shade. If you have it in deep shade, see if you can thin out what is blocking the sun and get it a bit more light. Also, give it some bone meal. This will give it some phosphorus, which it needs to be able to bloom.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 18, 2014

Q. Winter Daphne Info

I would like culture and photos of plant.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 18, 2014
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Asked by
1tree49 on
January 3, 2015

Q. what fertilizer to use for winter daphne

What fertilizer to use for winter daphne in Willamette Valley, Oregon? How does one make winter daphne bloom?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
January 3, 2015
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This article contains several suggestions, especially to make sure your plant has plenty of light. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/winter-daphne/care-for-winter-daphne.htm

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Asked by
vwyper on
March 27, 2017

Q. daphne odora

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?

Answered by
Alisma on
March 27, 2017
Certified Expert
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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:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/plant-dropping-leaves.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 21, 2018

Q. Winter Daphne

We have 3 winter daphne bushes that need to be reduced in size. The outer portion of the bushes have leaves and flowers. The inner parts have only bare wood. If we cut these bushes back to an acceptable size, will they continue to grow and flower? After they are cut back, they would have only woody stems showing. Will the leaves and flowers regenerate?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 22, 2018
Certified Expert
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Daphne blooms on old growth, so cutting it back shouldn't be a problem. The bigger concern is timing. If you have to prune your Daphne, it's best to do it after it's finished blooming, which ought to be coming up for you. You can read all about cutting back a Daphne plant in this article:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/winter-daphne/pruning-winter-daphne.htm

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