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

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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
Other: Leaves are green with yellow margins
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and white
Other: Purplish-pink with pale pink to white interior
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
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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Chantell On April 23, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Have no idea what happened after so many years :(
Chantell From December 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Have no earthly idea what happened to this plant. Loved how it filled the yard every Feb with such a pretty scent. I did plant spring bulbs within a few feet...wondering if I hit too many roots. :(
Chantell On May 17, 2008 Obtained plant
Planted behind Dwarf Magnolia in front yard
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