Spurge-laurel - Daphne laureola


D. laureola is a bushy evergreen shrub to 1.2m, with glossy dark green leaves and greenish-yellow flowers, followed by black berries.


Woodland and hedges on calcareous soil.

When to see it

Flowers late winter.

Life History

Evergreen shrub.

UK Status

Widespread but occasional in much of England, less widespread in Scotland and Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland and possibly declining. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 17 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map