Asked on May 3, 2017

What kind of soil does a daphne bush grow well in?

Npell65Caseyem11Dam2068431

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I had this small daphne bush in Oregon and loved the smell. I now live in los lunas nm and saw one for sale on line at a garden site. The soil here is very very alkaline and of course the summer months are hot and dry. Although the zone is 7 I find lots of plants do not survive here.
3 answers
  • Dam2068431
    on May 4, 2017

    Hello! Daphnes prefer acidic soil with good drainage and shade or partial shade. Since NM gets hot you'll want to be sure to mulch well to help keep the moisture at the roots and water more often when you first plant until it gets establishe. You'll see signs of growth to know it's settling in nicely. Good luck!
  • Caseyem11
    on May 4, 2017

    Daphnes grow where you see azaleas and rhododendrons. Well drained, heavily mulched soil is important.
  • Npell65
    on May 4, 2017

    Thanks for the info. I was afraid that was the case so I guess I will move on to find something better for this area
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