Daphne

Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

Daphne - Daphne odora  'Aureomarginata'

Common Name: Daphne
Genus: Daphne
Species: odora
Cultivar: 'Aureomarginata'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Provides winter colour, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.50 m (150 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow, VariegatedFlowering Period: January to March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Clusters of small sweetly scented pale pink flowers open from purple-pink buds in December among lustrous lance-shaped dark green leaves with yellow margins. The flowers are followed by spherical red fruit. This evergreen shrub thrives in a sunny sheltered position where its handsome variegated foliage will brighten the winter garden. Try it at the edge of a mixed border or next to a path where its intoxicating fragrance can be appreciated.

Garden Care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.


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