Joy Creek Nursery

314-001D4   Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'  

Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'
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Daphnes are not the easiest shrubs to grow but we have found that good drainage, protection from the hottest sun and regular summer watering give the gardener a good chance at success. The finest specimens we find in our area grow in sandy loam in the shelter of taller shrubs or small trees. Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' is a variegated sport found in New Jersey in the garden of its namesake in 1962. Over the years it has become one of the most widely grown daphnes. It lovely yellow-cream margined foliage is bright and attractive throughout the year. (If the winter gets too cold, the leaves may drop or appear damaged.) Daphnes are celebrated for their fragrance and this selection (which has both D. cneorum and D. caucasica in its blood) will not disappoint. Because it is fairly short and wide, it is ideal in the front of a border where its perfume can be best enjoyed.

Late spring.  3 ft. x 4-5 ft.

Light Pink flowers

Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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