Daphniphyllum calycinum

Category: Trees
Family: Daphniphyllaceae
Origin: China, Vietnam, Japan
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: white and redt
Bloom Time: spring
Height: 14 ft
Width: 6 ft
Exposure: Shade in summer, sun winter
Irrigation: medium
Cold Hardiness: herbaceous at 15 F
Description: Large paddle-shaped shiny leaves give this distinctive cold hardy shrub a shaggy tropical look. Old growth is green to glaucous, in contrast with chartreuse new growth, especially striking in summer. During spring, within the dense crown may be found numerous small white flowers on inflorescences eventually forming oval bluish drupes on female plants. Best grown beneath a deciduous tree with good drainage, this evergreen prefers summer shade and winter sun.