The genus name is derived from the mythical nymph Daphne (Greek for laurel). Evergreen, semi-evergreen and deciduous shrubs, native to tropical and subtropical areas. They feature usually fragrant flowers and often ornamental foliage.
Latin name: Daphne laureola
They grow in humus-rich, moderately moist, acid, neutral or alkaline soils, in full sun or partial shade.
Plant alone or in groups.
Evergreen shrub with large, glossy and leathery leaves. It produces white fragrant flowers in late winter and early spring.