Daphniphyllum macropodum
Common name: 
False Daphne
Yuzuri-Ha Tree
daf-nee-FIL-lum ma-KRO-po-dum
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Evergreen shrub or small tree, to 20 ft (6 m) tall and similar width, dense, rounded.  Leaves (rhododendron-like), simple, alternate, sometimes appear whorled at ends of branches, narrowly oval to oblong, to 7.5-20 cm long, leathery, dark green above, glaucous and slivery below; mid-vein and petiole may be tinged red.  Flowers small, petal less, in axillary clusters (racemes), dioecious - male and female plants; male flowers deep purple-pink, female flowers green.  Bloom in late spring and early summer.  Fruit spherical, blue, finally blue-black, about 1 cm wide.
  • Sun to partial shade, in moist, well-drained soil.  Benefits from winter protection
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7         Native to China, Korea and Japan
  • macropodum: with a large stalk, the leaves.
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