Variegated Winter Daphne (Daphne odora 'Aureo-Marginata')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Variegated Winter Daphne
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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 to 48 inches
Plant Spread: 24 to 48 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Broadleaf
Other: Leaves are green with yellow margins
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and white
Other: Purplish-pink with pale pink to white interior
Flower Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter and early spring
Spring
Inflorescence Type: Cluster
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star

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Posted by Chantell (Middle of Virginia - Zone 7a) on May 13, 2016 9:43 AM

Gorgeous evergreen shrub maintaining 95% of its beautiful variegated foliage throughout the year. No VA had 2 back-to-back difficult winters. This pretty girl lost a minimal amount of leaves, but other than that, did great. That amazing citrus/baby powder wafting fragrance is always a welcome scent toward winter's end, signifying spring will be coming. This has been a slow grower for me, possibly due to being in mostly shade beneath the dwarf magnolia. The slow growth has been a "plus" for me, though, as I have limited space.

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