• Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'


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  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Slow
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Hardiness: Borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

Clusters of small, sweetly scented, pale pink flowers open from purple-pink buds in January among lustrous, lance-shaped, dark green leaves with yellow margins. The flowers are followed by spherical, red fruit. 'Aureomarginata' thrives in a sunny, sheltered position where its handsome, variegated, evergreen 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. Juvenile plants may display faint narrow margins, with maturity, these become more pronounced.

  • Garden care:
    Daphnes do best, and prefer to be in the ground (rather than in containers), where they enjoy a deeper, cooler root run. Best in well-drained but moisture-retentive soil that contains plenty of organic matter, they won’t tolerate drought or waterlogging. Avoid excessive root disturbance during planting and keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches in order to maintain a compact habit. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Cold hardiness can be improved by insulating the roots and soil surface with a thick (2in) layer of mulch and protecting foliage from severe or prolonged frost with a covering of horticultural fleece.
    • Humans/Pets: TOXIC if eaten; skin irritant
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