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botanical name:
Daphne mezereum f. alba
Daphne mezereum f. alba © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Mezereon
family:  Thymelaeaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 1.20m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: yellow
main season: Winter
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Deciduous shrub with stiff, very upright branches. Fragrant white flowers in late winter or early spring. Translucent amber-yellow fruits later.

cultivation:
Needs a moist but free draining soil. Grows well on chalky soils.

propagation:
Softwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

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