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Daphne × burkwoodii 'Briggs Moonlight'

Daphne × burkwoodii 'Briggs Moonlight' Photo/Illustration: Linda Wesley


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: 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.
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
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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