Favorite Plant Friday

Before Friday slips away I want to tell you all about a not too common winter blooming shrub; Edgeworthia chrysantha or Paper bush. Not particularly glamorous in summer months, it really puts on a show in mid to late February.

Edgeworthia chrysantha

Edgeworthia chrysantha summer foliage

It grows virtually maintenance free to about 5′ tall and wide. It is not fussy about soil and will do well in full sun to part shade conditions. It blooms yellowish flower clusters in late winter before the leaves break bud in the spring. It has a light, citrus/plumeria fragrance and is hardy in zones 8-10.

Edgeworthia chrysantha

Edgeworthia chrysantha

This is a full size specimen in Portland, Oregon’s Lan Su chinese Garden.

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