Daphne odora, or winter daphne, is a charming, small, evergreen shrub.
It has light pink flowers and attractive foliage with yellow edges, but the compelling reason to love it is its fresh, lemony fragrance in early spring.
This plant requires very little water. Daphne has a reputation for being difficult to grow, but this Daphne odora ‘Aureo-marginata’ cultivar has done well near the front entrance of the house, where it offers up its lovely scent as one walks by.
Species: D. odora
Cultivar: Daphne odora ‘Aureo-marginata’