Daphne × burkwoodii 'Briggs Moonlight'

Daphne  × burkwoodii 'Briggs Moonlight'

Photo/Illustration: 
Linda Wesley
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(Daphne  × burkwoodii 'Briggs Moonlight')
DAF-nee ex burk-WOOD-ee-eye
Genus:  Daphne
This stunning specimen has luminous, creamy-ivory leaves and narrow green margins. The pale pink flowers are secondary to the glamorous foliage, which can light up a shady border and create definitive contrast.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  These shrubs are gems in the open woodland and shrub border, or for specimen planting. Daphnes have the reputation of being finicky and perishing without warning, but in general, they are beautiful, low maintanence shrubs. 
Care:  Provide fertile, humusy, moist but well-drained soil with a neutral to alkaline pH. Established shrubs can be maintained by pruning after flowering.
Propagation:  Sow seed in cold frame when fresh; take softwood cuttings in early summer and hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Problems:  Southern blight, Verticillium wilt, crown and root rot, Botrytis twig blight, aphids, and scale.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Slow Grower
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Woodland Garden,
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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