distribution from Europe to W-Asia and also Siberia / up to 2 m, often less / grows
on calcareous rocks and also in forested areas / thrives on sunny and shadowed places
/ on shadowed places the leaves are nearly circular inserted, beautiful but less
flowers / hardy / deciduous / fragrance / red flowering forms have red fruits - white
forms produce yellow berries / prefers a humus rich top soil on the acid side and
in the depth alkaline with lime
alpine Daphne mezereum’s are always smaller with an ascending growth
white Daphne mezereum forms: Alba, Bowles Variety, Albiflora, Alba Plena / red forms:
Rubra Select, Rubra / autumn flowering form is Daphne mezereum var. autumnalis
In Germany the Mezereon is the only cauliflorous shrub species.
The Mezereon has in the German language many names (i.e. Seidelbast, Kellerhals,
Blasenstrauch, Bienenbusch) because in former times this species was widely known
and used. You will find more information on the botany-site sections history and
ingredients & use.