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Daphne gnidium (Flax-leaved daphne)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Daphne gnidium

Other names

Flax-leaved daphne

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Species

D. gnidium - D. gnidium a mid-sized, evergreen shrub with crowded, narrow leaves. It bears fragrant, white flowers in late spring and early summer. Red fruits appear in autumn.


Daphne gnidium is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Open branches, Rounded

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin.

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Leaf spot Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Daphne gnidium (Flax-leaved daphne) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from winds. Does not like being transplanted.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Daphne gnidium

Other names

Flax-leaved daphne

Genus

Daphne Daphne

Species

D. gnidium - D. gnidium a mid-sized, evergreen shrub with crowded, narrow leaves. It bears fragrant, white flowers in late spring and early summer. Red fruits appear in autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Open branches, Rounded

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Grafting, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Daphne gnidium (Flax-leaved daphne) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from winds. Does not like being transplanted.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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