Daphne gnidium is characterized by upright branches that grow 1.5 to 2 m (4 ft 11 in to 6 ft 7 in) tall. The dense lanceolate leaves are dark green with sticky undersides. It bears white fragrant flowers in late spring or early summer.
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Infrequent watering is a part of daphne plant care, especially during hot, dry summer days.
Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.
Daphne gnidium is very poisonous to animals. Similar symptoms to those of men are produced when animals eat its fruits, bark or leaves.
Daphne gnidium (commonly known as the flax-leaved daphne) is a poisonous evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean region with narrow, dense dark-green foliage and white fragrant flowers.
Maintenance consists of a simple trim to shape after flowering, or better still, pick some sprigs of daphne and fill your home with perfume, and at the same time you will be giving your plant the tip pruning it needs to keep it growing well.