Daphne burkwoodii ‘Somerset’
Habit: Compact, domed small shrub, 1 m tall and wide, 1.5 m tall in favourable areas, over 2 wide, slow-growing.
Flowers: Pink-white to silvery white flowers, a garden jewel, balls-shaped flower clusters, end of May, with very far-reaching, vanilla-like, sweet flavour.
Fruits: Reddish berries, very rare, never in Germany, poisonous.
Leaves: Summer green to semi-evergreen, ovoid-lanceolate, pale green.
Demands: Sunny to slightly shady, needs warmth, moderately frost hardy.
Soil: For nutritious, loamy soil, neutral to alkaline, moderately dry to fresh.
Note: Breaks quite easily after some 15 years; thus replant in time; does not take to cutting.
Hardiness: Zone 5b