Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’

I purchased this from you last Spring, and after a slow start, it has now put on a growth spurt this Spring. The problem is that the profusion of leaves on the ends of the stems are so heavy, that they are pulling the stems down to the ground almost. The stems are quite ‘floppy’. Will they harden up to support the leaves, or do I need to prune it back, or support it? Thank you.

Conker19

2019-04-28

I have never heard of this happening on a Daphne before, so I wonder if the plant is stressed in some way. With that in mind, I would keep an eye on the watering, and do try to support the stems as best you can, because they probably will harden off as they age.

2019-05-09

Helen

I recently bought a Daphne Odora Aureamarginata from you which duly arrived in very good condition and has been doing very well since I planted it.. However when I came back from two weeks holiday, although planted in a large container and watered regularly, the leaves were drooping quite badly and was obviously suffering from a lack of water. I have given it a good soaking but it has failed to respond. Do you think I may have lost it?

Gandalf

2018-08-23

Hello, I’m sorry to hear that your daphne has suffered a setback, but it’s really difficult to know if it will bounce back or not, as it really depends on how severe the damage is. The best thing you can do now then is to water it thoroughly, making sure the excess water can drain away freely, then repeat the process again when the compost feels quite dry – and wait and see what happens.

2018-08-23

Helen

Hello, I’m sorry to hear that your daphne has suffered a setback, but it’s really difficult to know if it will bounce back or not, as it really depends on how severe the damage is. The best thing you can do now then is to water it thoroughly, making sure the excess water can drain away freely, then repeat the process again when the compost feels quite dry – and wait and see what happens.

2018-08-23

Helen

Hello, I’m sorry to hear that your daphne has suffered a setback, but it’s really difficult to know if it will bounce back or not, as it really depends on how severe the damage is. The best thing you can do now then is to water it thoroughly, making sure the excess water can drain away freely, then repeat the process again when the compost feels quite dry – and wait and see what happens.

2018-08-23

Helen

Hello, I’m sorry to hear that your daphne has suffered a setback, but it’s really difficult to know if it will bounce back or not, as it really depends on how severe the damage is. The best thing you can do now then is to water it thoroughly, making sure the excess water can drain away freely, then repeat the process again when the compost feels quite dry – and wait and see what happens.

2018-08-23

Helen

Hello, It’s really hard to say as it will depend on how much damage has been done, and the only thing you can do I’m afraid is wait and see what happens. For now though water it thoroughly, making sure the excess water can drain away freely, and then only repeat this process when the compost feels quite dry to the touch.

2018-08-23

Helen

I have a two year old daphne odora aureomarginata in a large pot positioned by my front door to appreciate the fragrance. It gets the morning sun but is sheltered from the hottest sun and strong winds. It is growing quite strongly with more than 20 flower clusters many of which are open but there is no discernible scent. When I bought it with one tiny flower cluster there was a strong perfume. What has gone wrong?

Plantaholic

2018-02-22

Hello, I don’t think you have done anything wrong, but scent can be elusive, as it is usually stronger in sun – and on a calm day.

2018-02-26

Helen

Hi I bought this plant from you a while ago and initially put it in a container where it didn’t seem too happy so I transferred it to a border in semi shade near a path. Initially it seemed happy but has since lost quite a lot of lower leaves. There are plenty of new growth on all stems. Is it just adjusting to its new home and reacting to being moved and should I feed it?

Nan

2016-11-05

Hello there You were right to move it to a border as Daphnes often don’t grow well in pots. As you say it could be that it is still settling in to it’s new home, so as long as it has new growth I wouldn’t be too concerned, and evergreen plants will naturally drop some leaves. Make sure that it has a moist, but well drained humus rich soil, – they hate to be waterlogged, and remember this is not a fully hardy plant so it may need winter protection. I wouldn’t feed it now but in the spring give it a mulch with a well rotted compost or manure.

2016-11-07 I’m wanting to buy this as a housewarming present for a friend who’s just moved and now has a small front garden. But her garden (Brighton, south coast) is north facing. 1. How essential is full sun for this to flower sufficiently for the sweet scent to be enjoyed in Spring? Growth rate/size of spread matters less. 2. Is the new Daphne Eternal Fragrance, which flowers for much longer, also scented, and would that cope without direct sun – or in part-sun, which I have in my own garden? Thanks.

London gardener

2016-11-01

Hello there Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ will tolerate partial shade as long as it gets some sun, but we don’t recommend daphnes for a north facing aspect. This particular daphne is borderline hardy so needs a sunny sheltered warm spot. Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend this plant for your friend’s north facing garden. Yes Daphne × transatlantica ‘Eternal Fragrance’ is fully hardy and will tolerate some light shade, but will again need some sun during the day.

2016-11-02 Hello, could you please tell me when is the best time of year to transplant this plant? It was initially planted last spring so it is still quite small. I would like to do it this autumn but am not sure if I should wait until the spring. Many thanks.

Elaine

2016-10-11

Hello there Established Daphnes don’t normally like to be moved, but as this was planted in the spring and won’t be fully established yet you could try and move it now in October, or in the spring once the soil has warmed up. However I would make sure that wherever you move it to, this it’s final home.

2016-10-12 Is this plant toxic to rabbits?

Buzzy bee

2015-04-16 2015-04-22

Helen

I bought my plant 3 years ago and is in a very large tub and has not produced any blooms at all

Potty

2014-08-12

Hello there I can’t be sure why your daphne hasn’t flowered but given the right conditions over time it should. You can often give them a bit of a push by feeding during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser. Hope this helps

2014-08-14 Hi at the beginning of May we will be relocating to the North Norfolk coast, I have been trying to find books that will recommend what plants like being beside the sea, but to no avail. Please can you recommend some for me. I will have some planting area, but most will be in pots. I have just purchased from you a couple of Daphne plants (which I love) I hope they won’t mind the sea air. Many thanks

Daisy

2014-03-23 2014-03-24 I am trying to choose between the odora and the aureomarginata varieties. Please could you tell me which has the stronger or most pleasant fragrance.

armchair gardener

2014-03-06

Hello there Both the Daphne odora and Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ have the same scent, the only difference is that ‘Aureomarginata’ has a yellow margin on the leaf, so maybe it will be which leaf you prefer.

2014-03-07

Outstanding Qualities

This evergreen daphne is wonderfully fragrant, with its sweetness carrying on the air in March and April. It’s also a very pretty shrub, with long, narrow leaves edged in creamy gold. Its flowers are small and waxy-looking, and they emerge from attractive purple buds. Plant it with a winter-interest combination, such as Camellia x williamsii ‘Donation’, Cyclamen coum and Crocus tommasinianus. It does well under the shade of a small deciduous tree, such as a Japanese maple, where it provides foliage interest through the winter and gets protection from hot sun in summer. Although many daphnes are tricky to grow, this one is adaptable and easy to please.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 9

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: light, open, or dappled shade

Water Requirements: occasional watering

Wildlife Associations: bees, butterflies

Resistant to: deer

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: dark green, black, gold

Great Color Partners: purple, cream

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