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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
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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