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Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' (Winter Daphne)

Winter Daphne 'Aureomarginata', Gold-Edged Winter Daphne, Daphne japonica 'Striata', Daphne odora 'Marginata'


Prized for its brilliant variegated foliage, Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' (Winter Daphne) is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with delightfully fragrant clusters of purplish-pink flowers in early to mid spring. Fluttering above the foliage, the blossoms may way to tiny red fruits in late summer. The evergreen foliage of leathery, dark green leaves, 4 in. long (10 cm), is adorned by striking, creamy gold margins. A compact and highly ornamental flowering shrub that is also noted for having slightly better winter hardiness than the species. Plant it where you will be able to enjoy its wonderful perfume: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck.

  • Grows to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (60-120 cm).
  • Performs best in fertile, moisture-retentive but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in light, open, or dappled shade. Site carefully, this shrub resents transplanting.
  • Plant as a specimen, or in shrub borders, wall side borderscity gardens, cottage gardens. Great for foundation plantings or as a flowering hedge.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids and slugs.
  • Needs little or no regular pruning. Prune immediately after flowering.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or grafting.
  • All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
  • Daphne odora species is native to China and Japan.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 48" (60cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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