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Olive-Leaved Daphne

Daphne oleoides

Also known as

Spurge-Olive

Daphne oleoides by Elie plus (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

8a-9b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Daphne oleoides flowers and leaves
A close up of Daphne oleoides flowers

Olive-Leaved Daphne Overview

Daphne oleoides is an evergreen shrub with a dwarfed, hummock-forming growth habit. Also known by the common name olive-leaved daphne, this species typically doesn't exceed 60cm in height. Leaves are borne on almost short stems so they appear almost stemless, they are squarish in shape and tipped with bristles. On the underside, leaves have a downy covering when young, maturing to a glossy finish on both the upper and lower leaf surfaces in mature plants. Cream-white, yellow-tinged or pink-tipped, scented flowers are produced in terminal clusters at the tips of stems. Blooming occurs in late spring to early summer and flowers lead onto orange-red fruits.

Special features of Olive-Leaved Daphne

Attractive flowers