Daphne pontica

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Daphne pontica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Daphne
Species: D. pontica
Binomial name
Daphne pontica

Daphne pontica, commonly known as twin-flowered or Pontic daphne, is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to Bulgaria, northern Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a small evergreen shrub growing to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall by 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) wide, with leathery leaves and clusters of fragrant yellow flowers in pairs, in spring. The flowers are often followed by black berries.[1][2] It tolerates deep shade in the garden, but dislikes transplanting.

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "Alpine Garden Society - Daphne pontica". Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Daphne pontica". Retrieved 13 July 2013.