Winter Daphne, Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

Origins Europe N. Africa, Himalaya & Asia
Type Perennial (evergreen)
Hardiness Zones 7 - 9. Other Daphnes (e.g. Daphne genkwa) can be hardy 5-7
Bloom December - March
Height 10 - 70 ft (3 - 20 m)

Sun or semi-shade, rich neutral to acid

By seeds, by cuttings (take green ones in early Summer, and semi-ripe in late Summer), by grafting (graft in Winter), by layering (best in Spring).

Very attractive shrub; variegated leaves, pink, fragrant bloom! Name Daphne comes from Greek mythology (it means laurel), the name of a nymph, pursuit by Apollo (after he was struck with Eros' arrow). She was saved by turning into a laurel (plant's leaves do resemble laurel leaves). Despite Daphnes' medicinal (external & internal) uses, there are some plants in this genus, that are toxic, and we do not recommend this plant for any homemade remedies.

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