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DESCRIPTION: A multi-stemmed upright shrub with attractive variegated creamy white and green leaves that last well into winter. Very fragrant light pink flowers emerge on branch ends in spring. Both the berries and leaves are toxic and should not be eaten.
BOTANICAL NAME: Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 1 Meter
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1.2 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Light pink
FLOWERING TIME: Spring
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Creamy white variegated green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4 ( Should survive up to -34.4° Celsius ) - Needs to be planted in protected location for warranty. Do not transplant well.
WATER NEEDS: Average to Moist - Requires good drainage.
OTHER FEATURES: Semi-Evergreen, Attractive Foliage, Fragrant, Winter Interest, Attracts Butterflies & Birds, Bee Friendly, Rock Garden
Carol Mackie Daphne features showy clusters of fragrant shell pink tubular flowers at the ends of the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. It has attractive creamy white-variegated green foliage. The narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter.
Carol Mackie Daphne is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should never be pruned except to remove any dieback, as it tends not to take pruning well. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Carol Mackie Daphne is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Carol Mackie Daphne will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in clay soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.