Variegated Shrub Reverting - Knowledgebase Question

Jamestown, RI
Question by gpb1
March 24, 2000
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 from NGA
March 24, 2000


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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