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Daphne retusa Hemsley (1892)


distribution W-China, Bhutan, Nepal, N-India, up to 3900 m / can reach 1,5 m, often only 0,7 m and very slow growth / prefers shady places with a part humus in the soil / hardy but a protection from winter sun prevents the leaves from frost drought damage / evergreen / fragrance /  big red fruits / ‘retusa’ is the technical term for the sinuate leave apex


similar to Daphne tangutica but the leaves of Daphne retusa have a darker green colour, revolute margins and a revolute leave folding (D. tangutica leave folding is more carinate) / the bark of Daphne retusa has more nodes and leave scars and shows a silvery shine (D. tangutica bark has a silvery honey cream colour) / D. retusa is also used as rootstock /


Daphne x mantensiana is a hybrid between Daphne x burkwoodii and Daphne retusa

extremely well flowering Daphne retusa, 'eingebuchteter Seidelbast'
Daphne retusa flowering shrub, 'eingebuchteter Seidelbast' bezogen auf das Blatt
Daphne retusa flowers, 'eingebuchteter Seidelbast' bezogen auf das Blatt
Big red fruits of Daphne retusa, 'eingebuchteter Seidelbast' bezogen auf das Blatt


Daphne retusa flowering shrub


Big red fruits of Daphne retusa



Daphne retusa flowers


extremely well flowering Daphne retusa