Welcome
Our History
Plants We Grow
Retail Vendors
Resources and Links
Contact Us
 
 
Common Name A - Z Listing      Botanical Name A - Z Listing        
Daphne genkwa
(Lilac Daphne)


Botanical Name:
Daphne genkwa

Common Name:
Lilac Daphne

Plant Hardiness: Zone 5

Flower: The lilac colored flowers are quite numerous on the stems. Very showy but lacking any fragrance.

Bloom Time: Early to mid May before the foliage appears.

Foliage: Dark green leaves are mostly opposite and open after flowers have bloomed.

Fruit:

Habit: Upright slender stems form a loose mound.

Size: Grows three to four feet tall.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade.

Native Habitat: China

Other Features:

Description: The reason we are trying to grow this one is that Lud Hoffman was having a problem rooting cuttings of this form and asked us to try to root a few at Summer Hill. We had such good success that we had plants left over after he took what he wanted and now we are trying to grow it. This is also a 3 to 4 foot high deciduous shrub, more slender and sparsely branched than D. caucasica. As you might guess from the common name, the flowers are lilac colored, and they are produced in May before the leaves come out. This is a spectacular little plant when in flower, but unfortunately, the flowers are not very fragrant.



 
   

HOME \ WELCOME \ OUR HISTORY \ THE PLANTS WE GROW
RETAIL VENDORS \ RESOURCES & LINKS \ CONTACT US

 
       
   
©2006, Summer Hill Nursery, Inc.
888 Summer Hill Road • Madison, CT 06443 • (203) 421-3055
Web Site Design by: Words by Jen, Branford, CT