Daphniphyllum macropodum

Scientific name: Daphniphyllum macropodum


Common names: “Redneck rhodo” – no generally accepted common name

Plant Type: Evergreen shrub


Zone: 7-11

Light: Part shade

Exposure: Sheltered from cold drying wind

Soil: Humus rich, sandy slightly acidic

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: 20′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Large leathery broad glossy leaves

Flower: Insignificant and small 

Pruning: Takes a hard pruning, prune to shape

Maintenance: Medium, benefits from insulating mulch in winter

Landscape use: Tree underplanting, hedge, foundation planting

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: None, leaf scortch may occur in full sun

Comments: Dioecious = need both male and female plants to produce fruit, native to Japan, Korea and China where it can grow up to 45′ tall


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