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Daphne can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with small, usually very fragrant tubular, 4-lobed flowers, often followed by colourful berries.
'Mae-jima' is a rounded, evergreen, variegated shrub to 1.5m tall and wide. Its glossy green leaves have a broad golden-yellow margin. Fragrant clusters of purplish-pink tubular flowers are borne in early spring.
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, but not dry, soil in sun or part shade. Mulch to keep roots cool. Tolerant of deep shade. Will not tolerate root disturbance and so resents transplanting.