PLANT OF THE WEEK

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - YOUR GARDEN -

DAPHNE ODORA

‘Aure­o­marginata One of the re­wards of Jan­uary gar­den­ing is the de­light when you come across a scented flow­er­ing shrub. I have a Daphne near my front door.

‘Aure­o­marginata’ is one of the eas­i­est Daphnes to grow and flow­ers from now un­til March, emit­ting a strong per­fume from its small, pale pink flow­ers.

The sub­tle gold mar­gin around the leaves gives a bright­ness dur­ing the dimly lit months of win­ter. Plant in a sunny, fer­tile soil and no prun­ing is nec­es­sary, un­less you need to re­strict its size.

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