DAPHNE odora 'zuiko nishiki'
Pronounced (daf-nee oh-dor-uh zwee-co nih-she-kee)
A well-loved plant, Daphne odora's can be expected to be low maintenance, beautifully fragrant medium sized shrubs that are excellent grower's in Portland's zone of 8b. It's size is comparable to better known varieties, such as the 'marginata' and care is similar: well draining soil is a must, and infrequent waterings. Daphne's will do better if they are a tad neglected. The 'zuiko nishiki' sets itself apart from other varieties by having stiffer branching allowing it to hold its form, whereas constant rain or snowfall can lead other varieties to slouch or stay low.
COLLETIA hystrix 'Rosea'
Pronouced (col-le-tia hiss-trix)