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Edgeworthia chrysantha cv. "Red Dragon" 40-70cm

Edgeworthia chrysantha cv. "Red Dragon" 40-70cm

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Product Description

Edgeworthia chrysantha, commonly known as the Paper Bush or Oriental Paper Bush, is a captivating deciduous shrub that hails from China, Japan, and the Himalayan region. This elegant shrub is renowned for its clusters of fragrant, tubular flowers and its unique papery bark, which is often used for making high-quality paper. Paper Bush is a winter-blooming plant, with its sweetly scented, yellow flowers emerging on bare branches, adding a touch of warmth and color to the garden during the cooler months. Its beauty and fragrance make it a cherished ornamental plant for many garden enthusiasts.


  1. Climate: Edgeworthia chrysantha thrives in temperate to subtropical climates. It is well-suited for regions with mild winters and relatively cool summers. It can also tolerate some frost.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Paper Bush in a location with partial to full sun. While it can tolerate some shade, it tends to bloom more profusely with ample sunlight.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (around 6.0-7.0). Good drainage is essential to prevent waterlogged roots.

  4. Planting: Plant Paper Bush in the spring or early fall. Dig a hole that is as deep and wide as the root ball. Be sure to plant it at the same level it was growing in the nursery container. Space multiple plants at least 4 to 6 feet apart to allow for their mature size.

  5. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season. Water deeply when necessary to ensure that the roots receive adequate hydration. Mulching around the base of the shrub can help retain moisture.

  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the root zone to help retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weeds.

  7. Fertilization: Feed Edgeworthia chrysantha with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring before new growth starts. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can promote leafy growth at the expense of flowers.

  8. Pruning: Prune sparingly, if needed, in late spring or early summer, after flowering. Remove dead or diseased branches and maintain a natural, open shape. The shrub's unique bark is a highlight, so avoid cutting it excessively.

  9. Pest and Disease Control: Paper Bush is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, occasional aphids or scale insects may appear. Use appropriate treatments if necessary.

  10. Winter Protection: In colder climates, protect young Paper Bush plants from harsh winter conditions with a layer of mulch and possibly burlap wrapping to prevent frost damage.

Edgeworthia chrysantha is a captivating shrub that can bring fragrance and beauty to your garden, especially during the winter months when its golden blooms emerge. With the right care and attention to its specific requirements, you can enjoy the Paper Bush's ornamental charm in your outdoor space

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 40-70cm

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