Carol Mackie Daphne
Carol Mackie Daphne
Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'Item #3153 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Small, fragrant, pale pink blossoms cloak this small shrub in spring. The small leaves have a yellow margin that matures to creamy white. Popular and very easy to grow in marginally fertile soils. Ideal for beds, borders and foundation plantings. Semi-evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:DAF-nay berk-WOOD-ee-eyePlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Spring, often repeating in fall.Flower color:PinkDesign IdeasIdeally sized shrub for a wide range of applications. Perfectly tailored to foundation beds where floral fragrance is enjoyed at entries and windows. Add to the back of the perennial border for bright accent. Exceptional in small city gardens where just a few plants are allowed and therefore must be the best. Well adapted to the partially sunny conditions at the edge of large old shade tree canopies. An essential in the Southern and Victorian garden.Companion PlantsGardenia (Gardenia); Camellia (Camellia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Azalea (Azalea); Heath (Erica)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, neutral to slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Mulch to keep roots cool. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This variety is one of the Burkwood hybrids, which resulted from the cross of Daphne cneorum and D. caucasica.Lore:Daphne was named for a naiad nymph Daphne, faned lover of Apollo in Greek mythology..