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Burkwood Daphne Daphne x burkwoodii

Phonetic Spelling
DAF-nee berk-WOOD-ee-eye
Description

Burkwood Daphne is a rounded, dense semi-evergreen shrub that grows 3-4 feet tall and nearly as wide. Daphnes can be difficult to grow and are reported to sometimes died for no apparent reason. The early summer blooms are quite fragrant and beautiful but the red berries that follow are poisonous to mammals.

Give your Daphne a well-drained area and moist soil and mulch to grow in. They need protection from the hot afternoon sun and cold winds. Once planted it is best to leave it undisturbed as they are slow to establish.

Use in a woodland garden, as a specimen or foundation shrub.

Potential diseases include leaf spots, canker, twig blight, crown rot and virus. Potential insect pests include aphids, mealybugs and scale.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Briggs Moonlight', 'Carole Mackie', 'Silveredge'
Tags:
#deciduous#partial shade#fragrant flowers#white flowers#shrub#semi-evergreen#pink flowers#well-drained soil#poisonous berries#summer flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Briggs Moonlight', 'Carole Mackie', 'Silveredge'
Tags:
#deciduous#partial shade#fragrant flowers#white flowers#shrub#semi-evergreen#pink flowers#well-drained soil#poisonous berries#summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Daphne
    Family:
    Thymelaeceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia, Europe, N. Africa
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Small red drupes in summer to fall. Poisonous to mammals
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Pink-tinged flowers which open white in 2-inch umbels in May-June. May rebloom in early fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Oblanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Lanceolate dull blue-green leaves are 1-2 inches long by 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    Smooth light gray to tan.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Garden for the Blind
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Specimen