A magnificent evergreen shrub, the waxy purple-pink buds open from January to March revealing sweetly scented pale pink flowers that fill the garden with their perfume and are followed by rounded red fruits. The lance shaped leaves are deep green with a delicate pale yellow edging. This slow growing evergreen shrub will gradually develop into a handsome specimen that will cheer the short winter days with its eyecatching foliage and the intoxicating scent of its flowers. Good for a mixed border, close to a door or gate where the fragrance can be appreciated. 150cm.
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These delightful slow growing shrubs will succeed in full sun or partial shade, they prefer well drained humus rich soil that has had plenty of organic matter added and well mixed before planting.
Daphne odora Aureomarginata is not a tough or hardy shrub but are well worth persevering with for their intoxicating scent that fills the garden, it’s important to choose a warm and sheltered spot and avoid hard pruning. Instead this should be limited to the bare minimum, just a light trim here and there to maintain a nice shape and remove any damaged branches.