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botanical name:
Daphne tangutica
Daphne tangutica © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Thymelaeaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
fruit colour: red
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Small, dense evergreen with leathery dark green leaves. Terminal clusters of very fragrant, small flowers, purple outside and pinky white inside, in mid to late spring and usually again in late summer. Round, fleshy red fruits follow.

Reasonably fertile, humus rich, moist soil, which is neither very acid nor alkaline, in full sun or part shade. Resents root disturbance once established.

By semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or early autumn - can be difficult to root.

other notes:
Introduced from China by Ernest Wilson in the early 1900's.
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