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.
Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Loam, Clay, Chalk, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Pink, Cream, Yellow, White