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Carole Mackie Daphne Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carole Mackie'

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DAF-nee berk-WOOD-ee-eye KA-rel MAK-e
Description

Carole Mackie Daphne is a variegated variety that grows 3-4 feet tall and wide with variegated leaves that grow in a whorled pattern. The very fragrant showy flowers appear mid-spring in clusters and may bloom lightly again in the fall. The foliage stays attractive through early winter and is semi to evergreen in its warmer growing zones.

Daphnes can be finicky to grow so make sure you can meet their requirements before purchasing. This plant does best in light to partial shade and soil must be moist but very well-drained. Do not over-fertilize or over water and site in a protected area from cold winds. Daphnes will not survive transplanting so choose your site carefully.  Do not prune except to remove dead branches. They can be relatively short-lived.

Place this plant where the fragrance can be enjoyed. Its size makes it a good choice for small space, foundation plantings, slopes or borders. Plant where pets can't get to the poisonous berries.

 

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#evergreen#partial shade#fragrant flowers#semi-evergreen#pink flowers#partial sun#small shrub#variegated leaves#finicky
 
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#evergreen#partial shade#fragrant flowers#semi-evergreen#pink flowers#partial sun#small shrub#variegated leaves#finicky
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Daphne
    Family:
    Thymelaeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Small red fruits in fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Clusters of very fragrant, light pink flowers in the spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    2 inch long narrow gray-green leaves with gold margins that mature to creamy-white and grow in whorls
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Problems:
    Short-lived