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Daphne pseudomezereum

Description

This winter flowering shrub is unique in that it is a temperate woody plant that goes dormant in the summer.  As the spring temperatures rise and days get longer the plant drops all of its leaves.  When the days get cooler and shorter it will leaf out again in the fall.  Therefore it is an ideal candidate for an understory planting in deciduous woodland gardens.    

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#yellow flowers#deciduous shrub#winter interest#winter flowers
 
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#yellow flowers#deciduous shrub#winter interest#winter flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Daphne
    Species:
    pseudomezereum
    Family:
    Thymelaeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, Korea, Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Oval red fruits 1/3" long
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Winter
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Gold 4 petals 1/2 wide buds on short stalks open in early January-March
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, simple alternate leaves are 2"-3" long, 3/8"- 1" wide, oblaceolate and tapered at the base with a short petiol and pointed at teh apex
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are fleshy looking
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis