Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Winter daphne

Daphne odora

About This Species

Zone 7a

Grow me instead of Daphne (Spurge-Laurel)

Winter daphne is a small woody shrub with extremely fragrant, pale pink flowers in March and April. It is an evergreen species that has narrow green leaves with yellow edges. This is a great species to plant to support early-season pollinators and for some winter interest. Winter daphne needs moist soils and part shade to thrive.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions