Genus consisting of around 30 evergreen shrubs and trees originating from East and Southern Asia, India and New Guinea. They are typically grown for their growth habit and foliage, which is large and similar to that of rhododendrons. The leaves are arranged in whorls and the flowers on unbranched stalks. Flowers are small, petalless and inconspicuous, in colours of yellow, green and pink, leading onto fleshy fruits with hard blue-black seeds.
How to propagate Daphniphyllum
Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Other uses of Daphniphyllum
Grown for their habit and foliage.