Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Somerset Gold Edge’

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Somerset Gold Edge'
Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Somerset Gold Edge’

If you are looking for strong variegated foliage in a daphne, then Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Somerset Gold Edge’ would be the one to look for.

Much more prominent markings than other variegated species and cultivars and a fairly hardy plant as well. We have seen it grown as a standard, certainly very attractive and unusual.


Best in a part shaded position, deep shade is not really suitable. A humus rich well mulched soil with good drainage is essential.


Pruning can be carried out either by tip pruning by taking a few flowers each season, or by pruning back by 2 – 3 inches each year immediately after flowering.

Summary Information

  • Botanical Name : Daphne x burkwoodii ‘Somerset Gold Edge’
  • Common Name : Daphne ‘Somerset Gold Edge’
  • Family Name : Thymelaeaceae
  • USDA Zone : 6 – 8
  • Height : To around 36 inches
  • Spread : To around 36 inches
  • Growth Rate : Medium to slow
  • Flower colour – Pink to Mauve
  • Flowering Time – Winter to Spring depending on the zone
  • Soil : Humus rich, moist and well drained
  • Light : Full to part Light shade.
  • Humidity : Medium
  • Container Growing : Yes
  • Frost Tolerance : Light to medium frosts only
  • Drought Tolerant : No