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Carol Mackie Daphne

Scientific name: Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'

Type:Evergreen shrubs
Plant Requirements
Zone:4 to 8
Sun:Partial shade
Plant Characteristics
Height:4 ft
Width:3 ft
Bloom:Spring flowers
Bloom Time:May to June
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description Of the different daphne species, ‘Carol Mackie‘ stands out with its bright variegated foliage and fragrant pink bloom making it wonderful addition to a foundation planting.

This species is classified as a semi-evergreen shrub in the Pacific Northwest growing 2’-4’ tall and 3’ wide at maturity. It features 2" long, narrow variegated green leaves tinged with gold to cream colored edges. Leaves are arranged in a whorled fashion on the compact stems. In areas west of the Cascades the foliage often persists into the month of December.

Fragrant white to pink flowers, which are slightly less than one half inch across, appear in the late spring and are arranged in terminal clusters.

This plant does best in partial shade on rich compost amended soils. Select a site that is not exposed to excessive winds. New plants are often slow to establish. With its pleasing fragrance during the bloom period, Carol Mackie daphne is often planted near patios and walkways leading up to the home entrance.

Pest free.
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