The Q&A Archives: Variegated Shrub Reverting

Question: I have a Daphne Carol Mackie which has new growth coming in all green. Only two-thirds of the shrub is now variegated. Can I save the shrub by cutting out the new green growth?

Answer: In some cases variegation is not stable and occasionally new growth will come in without it. The only thing to do is to remove it. It is better to do it early, as soon as you notice it, because sometimes it is more vigorous than the intended variegated portions.

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