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Evergreenleathery, glossy leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightRounded shrub. Flowers, 1.5cm (½in) across, in terminal or axillary clusters of 10-15 or more.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)Borderline
DAPHNE odora 'Aureomarginata'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowAll daphnes resent transplanting. Attractive to bees and other insects.Pests & DiseasesAphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses.Place of originChina, Japan.
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuitable for a shrub border
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold variegated
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Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1Pruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Scented PlantsScented flowersVery fragrant.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus rich but not dry. Mulch to keep roots cool.Neutral to acid soilNeutral to alkaline soil