Phaleria sp., Scented Daphne

Phaleria sp.

Scented Daphne
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Origin: New Guinea, Indonesia, Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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It is a large bush or small tree that can reach up to 10 to 20 feet in height. It is native to Indonesia, Australia, and New Guinea and is a popular garden ornamental and ethnomedical plant.

The foliage of Phaleria is dense and glossy, and the plant can be either cultivated as a shrub, usually reaching 5-10 ft tall, or as a small tree, growing up to 10-20 feet in height. It produces white to off-white fragrant flowers, which can be seen primarily in the summer months. Depending on the location, it grows best in full sun or semi-shade, and requires regular water.

Phaleria can be grown in USDA zones 9-11 with great success. In areas where there are cooler temperatures, it is beneficial to grow the plant in a pot, as this will give it greater protection from the cold winters. Plant the shrub or tree in a soil that is well drained and add a layer of mulch over the top of the soil in order to improve its water retention rate. When planting, it is important to ensure that the plant has enough room to grow and not be feel cramped by its pot.

To ensure that Phaleria remains healthy and flourishing, it is recommended to trim them regularly and remove any dead foliage, as this will allow the plant to more adequately absorb sunlight and air. Additionally, fertilizer should be added to the top layer of the soil, which will provide extra nutrients and help maintain the plant's growth.

In conclusion, Phaleria sp. (Scented Daphne) is a fascinating and beautiful plant that can be easily grown with enough care and attention. With its fragrant white flowers and glossy foliage, it makes an excellent addition to any garden.

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