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Daphne Carol Mackie

Posted by balwink z5 NY (My Page) on
Thu, May 28, 09 at 6:34

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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RE: Daphne Carol Mackie

  • Posted by von1 z4 NY (My Page) on
    Sat, May 30, 09 at 20:34

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.


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RE: Daphne Carol Mackie

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


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