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Edgeworthia chrysantha/Paper Bush

Edgeworthia chrysantha / Edgeworthia chrysantha
Attractive foliage formed at tip of branches with developing flower buds
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Attractive foliage formed at tip of branches with developing flower buds

Foliage on a mature specimen

Foliage and with flower buds beginning to open

Mounding shrub somewhat similar to the form of a southern azalea

Close-up image of foliage and flower buds

Flowering occurs just before foliage emerges in early spring

Typical plant in a naturalistic setting

Buds beginning to open in very early spring

Flowers on a mostly dormant specimen

Close-up of late winter flowers

Heavy flowering on a late winter specimen plant

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Scientific Name: Edgeworthia chrysantha
Common Name: Paper Bush
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: The yellow, ultra-fragrant flowers open in winter and can be smelled for distances of 300 feet or more. The flower buds are produced in densely packed heads that are formed in autumn.