These delightful slow growing shrubs will succeed in full sun or partial shade, they prefer well drained humus rich soil that has had plenty of organic matter added and well mixed before planting.

Daphne odora is not a tough or hardy shrub but are well worth persevering with for their intoxicating scent that fills the garden, it’s important to choose a warm and sheltered spot and avoid hard pruning. Instead this should be limited to the bare minimum, just a light trim here and there to maintain a nice shape and remove any damaged branches.