Daphne × burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' Daphne × burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' Photo/Illustration: Stephanie Fagan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (Daphne × burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie') DAF-nee ex burk-WOOD-ee-eye Genus: Daphne This celebrated hybrid is notable for its green leaves with golden-yellow margins that fade to cream. Its deep-pink buds open to pale, pink-white blossoms in early spring and give off a sweet fragrance. 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: Grow in humusy, well-drained soil that does not dry out. Mulch to keep roots cool. Daphne do not like to moved, so choose a permanent location. Established shrubs can be maintained by pruning after flowering. Propagation: Sow seed in a 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 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Light Part Shade Only Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Late Spring, Spring Flower Color Pink, White Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Daphne × burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dorothy Wyckoff andromeda Pieris japonica 'Dorothy Wyckoff' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa rugosa var. alba 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dwarf fothergilla Fothergilla gardenii View the discussion thread.