Growing winter daphne sports fragrant blossoms in late winter for those gardeners who’ve learned how to get winter daphnes to bloom. The right care for winter daphne encourages the fragrant blooms, as does growing winter daphne in the right spot. Botanically called Daphne odora, pink buds emerge in February to March, becoming clusters of fragrant, tubular blooms. The shrub reaches no more than 4 feet (1 m.) in height and usually grows to just 3 feet (1 m.) high and the same in width. Lightly branched, the form of growing winter daphne is open and airy. Foliage is shiny green, simple and attractive. The cultivar ‘Marginata’ has yellow bands around the glossy leaves.