Joy Creek Nursery

314-020D4   Daphne transatlantica 'Jim's Pride' x  

Daphne transatlantica 'Jim's Pride' x
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The history of this plant is complicated. Daphne x transatlantica 'Jim's Pride' was acquired by Jim Cross of Environmental Nursery on Long Island in 1977 from The Arnold Arboretum. Mr. Cross recognized that it was not D. caucasica as he had expected but a cross between D. caucasica and D. collina (as it is labeled in gardens). Subsequently, this cross has been repeated but the original find has been named in honor of Jim Cross. It is an exceptionally good, semi-evergreen shrub in the Maritime Northwest although it can can lose its leaves in low temperatures. Because of its low mounding habit and size, it is one of the shrubs we recommend for smaller gardens. One of the features that distinguishes it is the fact that it continues to bloom for almost a half year after its initial flush in April. If you are lucky, you can have blooms in the autumn! The fragrant flowers are white emerging from pinkish buds. This is a Great Plant Pick from the Elizabeth C. Miller Garden in Seattle, WA. Photo courtesy of Richie Steffen.

April, May and repeating during the summer.  3 ft. x 3 ft.

White and Pink flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Remember that Daphnes need good drainage.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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