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botanical name:
Daphne laureola
Daphne laureola © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Spurge laurel
family:  Thymelaeaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate:
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: light green
fruit colour: black
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Bushy evergreen with glossy, leathery, dark green leaves. Clusters of slightly fragrant, pale green or yellow-green flowers in late winter and early spring, later followed by fleshy black fruits.

Well drained, moderately fertile soil, preferably neutral or slightly acid or alkaline. Full sun or part shade but will tolerate deep shade.

other notes:
Native of the Mediterranean area and the Azores.
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