Zones: 5 to 10
Light: Shade to Part Shade
Bloom Time: Late Winter to Early Spring
Height: 3′ to 5′
Spread: 3′ to 5′
Daphne is a compact, shade-loving, deer-resistant shrub with very fragrant pink or white blooms.
Most varieties have evergreen leaves and produce flowers in late winter or early spring.
Some even have variegated leaves, which provides a little more interest when they aren’t blooming.
It can be a little tricky to get started. But keeping the plant well-watered, applying a generous layer of mulch in the spring, and pruning out the old wood once a year will help keep it alive and well.
And once it is established, Daphne is a very low maintenance bush.