Plants can be grown as a ground cover when planted about 1 metre apart each way.Wod - used to make handles of small farming implements such as hoes and axes.
If there is sufficient seed then it can be sown can be in an outdoor seedbed in early spring. Grow the plants on in the seedbed for a couple of years before planting them out in late autumn or early spring. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a cold frame. Cuttings of nearly mature side shoots, 7 - 10cm with a heel, September in a cold frame. Slow to root, they should be left for 18 months before moving to their permanent positions. Good percentage.Layering in autumn. Takes 18 months. Good to high percentage.
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This species is not very frost-hardy and so is rather tender in much of Britain. The flowers are sweetly scented. The small yellow flowers are oppressively scented, giving a somewhat unpleasant smell near to, though agreeable at a distance. The bruised leaves are strongly aromatic. The plant is superficially similar to Daphne cannabina and is often mistaken for that species.Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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