Olive-Leaved Daphne

Daphne oleoides

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Daphne oleoides by Elie plus (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Daphne oleoides flowers and leaves
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Daphne oleoides by Elie plus (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Europe

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Clay, Chalk, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Thymelaeaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Cream, Yellow, White

Scent

Strong