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Daphne

Botanical Name
Daphne x burkwoodii
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
7
Height
3 to 4 feet
Width
3 to 4 feet
Flowers
Spring: pale pink to white, very fragrant
Fruit
Tiny red drupes in fall, poisonous to mammals
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Requires loose, well-drained soil with consistent moisture
  • Can be short lived in clay soils because of water retention
  • Provide supplemental water during dry spells
  • Best planted in spring in a sheltered location out of the wind
  • Transplant from container stock
  • May need winter protection
Problems
Leaf spots, canker, twig blight, crown rot
Varieties
  • Carol Mackie - variegated foliage, dense mounded habit, extremely fragrant pink flowers
  • Brigg's Moonlight - yellow leaves with a green margin
  • Silveredge - green leaves with white margins, pink flowers

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