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By Mary_uk

Wiltshire, United Kingdom Gb

Has anyone successfully propogated from daphne bholua? I have one next my south facing front door and neighbours comment on the wonderful fragrance esp. so early in the year. I have requests for cuttings but have been told its not easy with this plant. Has anyone done it?
Many thanks
[in anticipation]



Yes, but a long time ago when we had a propagating system with mist and bottom heat. The easiest way is to see if you get suckers coming from the roots.

21 Oct, 2012


Grafting seems to be the recommended way to propagate this but even then it is deemed difficult. Try it anyway, Mary, if you succeed you can always send me a (rooted) cutting to prove it ;-)))

21 Oct, 2012


Thankyou for the advice - I've tried potting up suckers , maybe I can have another go at that. I bought the original plant on the local farmers market and asked his advice. His response was that if I managed to do it please let him know as he needed a supplier!

22 Oct, 2012


Yes it is difficult getting it to grow. If all the leaves drop off the cuttings then, apparently , the main plant has a virus and cuttings won't be successful. The virus doesn't seem to harm the plant. Having said this, you may as well try, but wait til early summer.

22 Oct, 2012

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