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Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' (v)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink, Purple and White in Spring

Foliage

Variegated, Dark Green and Pale Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

gold-edged winter daphne

Family

Thymelaeaceae


Daphne can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with small, usually very fragrant tubular, 4-lobed flowers, often followed by colourful berries

'Aureomarginata' is a compact evergreen shrub with leathery dark green leaves narrowly edged with yellow, and clusters of fragrant purplish-pink flowers, white within, in early spring

Synonym(s)

  • Daphne japonica 'Striata'
  • Daphne odora 'Marginata'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soils in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. Not reliably hardy in exposed conditions. Resents transplanting

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Low Maintenance, Patio/Container Plants or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free