Thursday, April 25, 2013

Favorite Plants - Carol Mackie Dahpne

Today I wanted to share with you the beautiful blooms of my Carol Mackie Daphne shrub.
I called it 'Alba' yesterday on Facebook, but that is the other one I have with smaller blooms.
This is the first time my Carol Mackie has bloomed and I am delighted.
As you can see it is a smallish shrub now, but it will mature to about 3'.
Best of all, it is a pretty evergreen that looks good all year.
What's not to love?

Here is more good info...
Daphne x burkwoodii Carol Mackie

Type: Shrubs
Height: Short 2-3' (Plant 30" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Late Spring 

Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Half Sun/ Half Shade 

Zones: 5-8
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic 

Flower Color / Accent: Pink / Pink 

Garland flowers are prized for their early spring bloom of exquisitely fragrant palest pink flowers in profusion. Must have good drainage. Good as a specimen plant, or in groups. Each leaf is perfectly edged in cream. As with all Daphnes, good drainage is essential.

Features to Note:
Deer Resistant
Winter Interest
For a sunny spot

General Information:
Daphne are exquisite in fragrance and appearance. Requires a well drained soil, and patience. Not a fast growing shrub, but so very worth the wait. Semi-evergreen, it may be evergreen in its southern most range. 

Plant Care:
Best to leave unpruned. Grow in humus-rich well drained soil that does not dry out. Mulch to keep roots cool. Does not like to be moved once established. Avoid "wet feet". 

Hope you can enjoy a Daphne in your garden too!
It's worth looking for!!

Happy Gardening....

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