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Daphne pseudomezereum - A.Gray.

Common Name
Family Thymelaeaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards All parts of the plant are poisonous[76, 200]. Skin contact with the sap can cause dermatitis in some people[65, 200].
Habitats Mountainous areas[58].
Range E. Asia - C. and S. Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade
Daphne pseudomezereum


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Daphne pseudomezereum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf 7-Oct It is in flower from Mar to April. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, lepidoptera.Suitable for: medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Paper.

A paper is made from the fibrous bark[46, 61].

Cultivation details

Prefers a cool lime-free soil that is well-drained[1]. Plants are summer-deciduous[200]. Their flowers are produced in terminal clusters[11]. Plants are resentful of root disturbance and should be planted into their permanent positions as soon as possible[188].

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe with the pot sealed in a polythene bag to hold in the moisture. Remove this bag as soon as germination takes place[164]. The seed usually germinates better if it is harvested 'green' (when it has fully developed but before it dries on the plant) and sown immediately. Germination should normally take place by spring, though it sometimes takes a further year. Stored seed is more problematic. It should be warm stratified for 8 - 12 weeks at 20°c followed by 12 - 14 weeks at 3°c. Germination may still take another 12 months or more at 15°c[164]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Grow the plants on in the greenhouse for their first winter and then plant out in spring after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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