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Japanese Garden Plants
This is where to find details on plants. We don't have a lot of images, but we'll be providing articles and details as we are able. If you have materials to contribute or gaps to fill in, please let us know.

Japanese Name:jinch˘ge, chinch˘ge 
English Name:Winter Daphne 
Latin Name:Daphne odora 
Family: 
Sub Type: 
Native Habitat:Western China, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan 
Light:full sun to partial shade 
Soil:Tolerant of most soils except very dry or poorly drained ones. 
Flower Color:white interior and purple-pink exterior 
Bloom Time:Mar-Apr 
Width:1m 
Height:1m 
Uses: 
Last Updated:4/1/2005 
Details:This is a small, evergreen shrub with sparse branches and known for its wonderful scent. It will product clusters of small flowers with white interior and purple-pink exterior. The plant does not prune well, though pinching the tips of current year shoots can cause it to become bushier and bear more flowers. It can be propagated via cuttings of new growth in the spring. While they will root from cuttings, they take a significant amount of time to mature and should not be disturbed.

Daphne odora was already being grown in Chinese gardens by the Sung period, 960-1279 AD and also used in Japanese gardens. Note that most plants in the Daphne genus are poisonous to humans, if eaten.

Jinchoge
Photo provided by Linda E. Laddin, Hong Kong

Jinchoge
Gion, Kyoto. Photo provided by Ricky A. Swaczy, Italy

Jinchoge
Gion, Kyoto. Photo provided by Ricky A. Swaczy, Italy

Jinchoge
Gion, Kyoto. Photo provided by Ricky A. Swaczy, Italy

 




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