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Daphne x burkwoodii Carol Mackie

Type: Shrubs
Height: Short 2-3' (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Pink / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Tricky to propagate, but easy to grow - we can only offer this garden beauty occasionally. Garland flowers are prized for their early spring bloom of exquisitely fragrant palest pink flowers in profusion. Must have good drainage. Good as a specimen plant, or in groups. Each leaf is perfectly edged in cream. As with all Daphnes, good drainage is essential.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest
  • Fragrant
  • Evergreen
  • For a Sunny Spot

Daphne General Information:

Daphne are exquisite in fragrance and appearance. Requires a well drained soil, and patience. Not a fast growing shrub, but so very worth the wait. Semi-evergreen, it may be evergreen in its southern most range.

Daphne Plant Care:

Best to leave unpruned. Grow in humus-rich well drained soil that does not dry out. Mulch to keep roots cool. Does not like to be moved once established. Avoid wet feet.

$17.95 ea.
(3+) $17.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: DACM