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botanical name:
Daphne laureola 'Margaret Mathew'
Daphne laureola 'Margaret Mathew' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spurge laurel
family:  Thymelaeaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.40m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
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
Compact, dwarf evergreen. Glossy, leathery, dark green leaves. Clusters of slightly fragrant, pale green flowers in late winter and early spring, 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.

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