Daphne × burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'

Daphne  × burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'

Photo/Illustration: 
Stephanie Fagan
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(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
Deer Resistant,
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

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