Daphne Carol Mackie

balwink(z5 NY)May 28, 2009

We live outside Albany and for a number of years have had our eyes on this reputed marginal zone 5 variegated beauty. A large local nursery brought in a supply from PA so we are going to give it a try. Any advice about selecting a spot for planting - along with soil prep?

Thanks!

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von1(z4 NY)

Try for wind protection. I covered an azalea this past winter that hadn't flowered in years and was rewarded with gorgeous orange blooms. I think the wind dries out the leaves. I have a tiny plant(not covered) of the Carol Mackie and will try to remember to cover it this winter.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2009 at 8:34PM
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gusolie

von1 is right in the far northern reaches on this broadleaf evergreen--winter winds will dessicate the plant and kill it. More useful info through the attached link

Here is a link that might be useful: Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' cultural info

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 11:22PM
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