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botanical name:
Daphne gnidium
Daphne gnidium © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flax-leaved Daphne, Matapollo, Torvisco, Astruc, Baladre, Tintorell
family:  Thymelaeaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Evergreen shrub with small leathery, linear-lanceolate pointed leaves. Panicles of small creamy white, scented flowers in summer followed by fleshy red fruits up to 8mm in diameter.

Well drained, poorish soil in full sun or light shade. Resents disturbance once established.

From seed or cuttings.

other notes:
Native to the Mediterranean area, include Sardinia and teh Balearic Islands. Commonly found in garriques and other rocky scrubland areas.
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