Daphne alpina L.
Daphne alpina is a shrub.
Daphne alpina was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Daphne alpina is a species in the genus Daphne which contains approximately 113 to 277 species and belongs to the family of the Thymelaeaceae (Thymelaea Family). The type species of the genus is Daphne laureola.
The shrubs reach heights of 40 to 60 centimetres.
Wood and Bark
Daphne alpina is deciduous. The mid-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are oblanceolate, entire and petiolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Daphne alpina produces panicles of white salverform flowers from May to June.
The shrubs carry orange drupes.
Daphne alpina is native to to the mountain regions of France, Italy, Switzerland, Austriam Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
The ornamental value of Daphne alpina lies especially in its fragrance.
Maintenance and Propagation
Daphne alpina is toxic.
Please read the health issues note!
Pests and Diseases
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