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Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’ | Plant Profile

Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’ (Daphne x burkwoodii) are fragrant,  slow-growing deciduous shrubs with plentiful foliage. The most ornamental feature of ‘Carol Mackie’ is the variegated foliage. They grow into a rounded shape. Clusters of pink flowers bloom in spring and give way to small berries.

‘Carol Mackie’ prefers fertile, moist, well drained soils in part shade. Good drainage is essential. These plants are very delicate in the Pittsburgh climate and must be protected from the cold winters, wind, and full sun. Much can help to protect the roots against the summer heat and winter cold. Soil must be kept moist, but well drained. Do not transplant once established.

‘Carol Mackie’ can be difficult shrubs to maintain, but is beautiful if cared for properly. They are perfect for small gardens as borders, near structures, or in natualized areas.


Daphne 'Carol Mackie' Characteristics

'Carol Mackie' are attractive shrubs that can bring variety to a small landscape. Variegated foliage refers to multiple colors within each leaf.

Though attractive, they are extremely difficult to keep alive in the Pennsylvania climate. They are easily damaged by the cold winters. Damaged plants are more susceptible to life-threatening disease and pest issues. They are known for suddenly dying unexpectedly.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 8
2.00 - 3.00'
3.00 - 4.00'
Bloom Time
Part Shade
Deer Resistant?