Daphne caucasica Thymelaeaceae
Caucasian Daphne DAF-ne kah-KAS-i-ka
- Deciduous shrub, forms a 4 ft (1.2 m) high mound, equal width, loose mat. Leaves alternate, simple, about 2.5-4.5 cm long and narrow (8-12 mm wide), oblanceolate-lanceolate, pale green or bluish-green above. Flowers white, 4-20 per cluster, fragrant. Fruit fleshy, are red or black.
- Part shade, with good drainage.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (4)5 One of the parents of D. × burkwoodii.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: south side CH2M-Hill Alumni Center.