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Daphne × burkwoodii 'Golden Treasure'

A bushy, densely branched, semi-evergreen shrub to 90cm, bearing bright yellow leaves with green margins. In late spring, and sometimes again in autumn, it produces clusters of fragrant white flowers at the stem tips; the petals are flushed pink

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Pink Green Yellow
Summer Green Yellow
Autumn White Pink Green Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Thymelaeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
TOXIC if eaten, skin irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Daphne can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with small, usually very fragrant tubular, 4-lobed flowers, often followed by colourful berries

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, humus rich soil in sun or partial shade. Mulch annually in spring with well-rotted organic matter to keep the roots cool. See daphne cultivation for further information

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe heel cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

See pruning groups 1 and 8; keep pruning to a minimum

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely), phytophthora root rot, fungal leaf spot and virus diseases

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