moderate to low
white to pale pink
3 to 5 ft.
3 to 5 ft.
sun, part shade
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 9,000 ft.
Carol Mackie daphne is a beautiful medium-sized shrub. Its dense branches form a neat mound of nearly evergreen leaves with cream edges. In late spring, it produces numerous clusters of very fragrant, soft pink flowers.
Carol Mackie daphne can be planted in part-shade or sun. It makes a beautiful plant next to the front door or under windows. Its tidy appearance and low maintenance requirements make it a good option for home landscapes.
There are four Carol Mackie daphnes growing at the Xeriscape Garden. They have taken a while to become established, but have been outstanding shrubs thereafter. We used to think they required some shade and regular moisture, but have since found that the shrubs planted in full sun in a low water zone have done quite well.
Carol Mackie daphne is a great option for home landscapes. It occasionally experiences branch dieback in the Colorado Springs area, but this is not a widespread problem.
Minimal to no maintenance required.