Daphne / Daphne common among people who received the terrible name, “daphne”, “wolf’s bark.” His first name of the plant is due to the toxic berries, and the second – the bark of a bush just break off and break, will not work, because it is quite strong. It is also not easy to break off her stem, it will have to use special scissors.
Daphne is quite tall shrub 1.5 m in height, bloom, when there are no leaves. The inflorescences are formed tassels, two or three flowers on one. The inflorescences are small in appearance, reminiscent of lilac flowers, quite fragrant, plant flowers completely covered, and thus shorten the branches are not desirable. Daphne bloom, one of the first, even when near the houses and non-residential premises does not melt the snow, somewhere in April. When shrub fades, begin to appear leaflets, light green in color, gathered in a pile with sprouts 7-8 cm. At the end of the summer, instead of colors, there are red, oval fruit. But try not recommended, they strongly feels nasty and create an unpleasant burning sensation in the mouth, to the same poisonous, can paralyze the nervous system, the same effect as from a snake bite. By chance alone tasted the fruit, and spitting out at once, it certainly will not happen, but if you ate a few pieces, for example, 3-5, will have to resort to more serious measures.
If you have children, especially small, it is not recommended to plant a shrub on the site, or at least to be vigilant when bush bud, as a precaution, cut the faded parts of the plant. After all, kids are very curious and love to try everything. Because Daphne is mainly forest shrub, you can plant it in your garden by digging in the ground of its natural habitat. Even if you take a meager bush and planted in the ground, nourished with compost, then after two or three years, he will thank you and turned from nondescript Bush is now a lovely sight.
Bush quietly breeds self-seeding, and seeds, which ripen after flowering. At the beginning of October tear berries and seeded in 3 cm soil depth. Seedlings germinate the following year, and in late summer can be planted in the other place, it is advisable not very sunny.