Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

4.5 litre pot £79.99
available to order from midsummer
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Buy Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' daphne: Deliciously fragrant flowers

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: December to March
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy

    Clusters of small, sweetly scented, pale pink flowers open from purple-pink buds in December among lustrous, lance-shaped, dark green leaves with yellow margins. The flowers are followed by spherical, red fruit. 'Aureomarginata' thrives in a sunny, sheltered position where its handsome, variegated foliage will brighten the winter garden. Try it at the edge of a mixed border or next to a path where its intoxicating fragrance can be appreciated. This evergreen shrub will be approximately 35-40cm tall.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.

  • Humans/Pets: TOXIC if eaten; skin irritant

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My daughter has planted the Daphne where she passes it and enjoys the perfume

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My daughters location is in Oxfordshire


I would recommend this product


This is a lovely shrub to site in a position that will enable the gorgeous fragrant flowers to be enjoyed in late winter/early spring.




Too small for the price


I bought this 5L pot plant in the hope that it would be good size and i could smell a few flowers this season. I even bought a lovely big container to plant it. The plant I received is quite small. It is of size of something that would have come in a 1.5L pot. Since Daphnes are slow growing, it would take a few years before it would reach any noticeable size. Sadly i have planted it in a small pot for now.


Greater London


Daphne odora Aureomarginata

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I had a Daphne which grew over 10 yrs and produced brilliantly fragrant flowers. It had to be dug out due to building work. I have now planted daphne at same spot. Each die in 6 months. So far planted 3 over last 5 yrs and each has died.

small gardner

I can understand your disappointment, and it's difficult to pinpoint a cause from your description. Having said that, the thing that immediately comes to mind is if there is any builders rubble left in the soil - and if this has has an impact on the soils pH and viability.


Some of my daphnes just suddenly die while others are fine. The leaves begin by just shrivelling up then drop off and the plant is then dead They are all in part shade and in neutral to slightly acidic soil. I do have rabbits and deer coming into the garden could they be the problem and if so how do I stop them? I have had to put cages all around my acers.


It's difficult to know what could be causing this as there are a number of things that it might be. Daphnes can suffer from cultural problems such as waterlogging or nutrient deficiencies, but the are also prone to honey fungus, phytophthora root rot, fungal leaf spot and viruses.


I bought this plant two years ago. It is planted in a sunny south facing border in fertile clay soil which is alkaline. Since I bought it it seems to have gone from golden edged to gold leaves that are looking increasingly sparse and bare at the bottom. Where am I going wrong please?


Hello, These plants do tend to have quite lanky stems that do become quite bare at the base, but if it is not putting on lots of new growth at the tips to replace the older foliage that it is losing, then it does indicate that something is not quite right. These plants will tolerate slightly alkaline conditions, but they prefer more neutral conditions, so it may be worth checking your soild pH. Also, if it is growing in a really sunny spot, then it will need more water than it would normally.


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