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Daphne genkwa

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
DAF-nee GEN-kwah
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Deciduous shrub with slender, erect branches; leaves opposite, simple; flowers 2-7 per cluster, slightly fragrant, lilac, rose-purple, or white, flowering before the leaves form; fruit a drupe.  Tends to be short-lived

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#poisonous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#poisonous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Daphne
    Species:
    genkwa
    Family:
    Thymelaeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China to Temp. Eastern Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flowers 2-7 per cluster, slightly fragrant, lilac, rose-purple, or white, flowering before the leaves form
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Simple, mostly opposite leaves but some are alternate; 1-2.5 in. long; dull green
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Short-lived
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! Unknown, but possibly as in D. mezereum.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown, suspected to be a diterpenoid (mezerein)
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems