DAPHNE burkwoodii 'Astrid'

Commonly known as Variegated daphne

Pale yellow margins turning creamy-white to the blue-green leaves
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DAPHNE burkwoodii 'Astrid'

  • Semi-evergreen Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Linear to lance-shaped leaves to 4cm (1½in) long.
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright, densely-branched shrub. Flowers in terminal clusters of up to 16 flowers 8mm (less than ½in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - all daphnes resent transplanting. x burkwoodii has a habit of shedding leaves in dry summers. This does not affect the performance of the plant and new leaves appear in autumn or spring. Attractive to bees and other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases
    aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold variegated
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus rich but not dry - mulch to keep roots cool.
  • Neutral soil preferred
    or slightly alkaline to slightly acidic
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)

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