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Daphne × medfordensis ‘Lawrence Crocker’
Daphne × medfordensis ‘Lawrence Crocker’
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Daphne × medfordensis ‘Lawrence Crocker’

Dwarf Daphne

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 7.130.050

A low mounding evergreen shrub, this is ideal for the rock garden, wall or as a border edging. It bears large clusters of soft lavender-pink flowers with the most intoxicatingly sweet and pleasant fragrance during late spring and early summer. Leaves are glossy and dark green. Performs best in part shade and in evenly moist but well-drained soil, preferable neutral to acidic. Slow but easy, much more reliable than many of the other dwarf Daphne species and selections. A hybrid between D. arbuscula ◊ collin, named for the founder of the famous alpine nursery, Siskiyou Rare Plants. Quite possibly hardy to Zone 5 or colder in a spot with reliable winter snowcover and out of the northwest wind.

Further details for
Daphne × medfordensis ‘Lawrence Crocker’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.