Experts and BHG readers answer.
Deforming and curling leaves on my daphne plant
Thanks for writing. Have you sprayed anything around your Daphne recently? Spray damage often looks like this.
Take a close look at your plant; do you see insects feeding off the new growth? A severe infestion of insects such as aphids can also cause new growth to be deformed. Remove the insects with a strong stream of water, insecticidal soap, or neem oil.
Viral diseases also cause new growth to come out looking funny. Unfortunately, there's no treatment for virus diseases.
---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com