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Edgeworthia chrysantha (paper bush)

Edgeworthia chrysantha

Botanical Name:    Edgeworthia chrysantha

Common Name(s):    Paper Bush

Family:    Thymelaeaceae

Genus:    Edgeworthia

Species:    chrysantha

Plant Type:    Deciduous shrub

Height:    4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spread:    6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Bloom Time:    February to April

Bloom Color(s):    Yellow

Leaves:    Dark green

Range:    China


Edgeworthia chrysantha (paper bush) is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae. It is native to China. Paper bush is a deciduous shrub that grows to 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) tall by 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) wide. The leaves are dark green, oblong, lanceolate, or oblanceolate, 8-20 cm long and 2.5-5.5 cm wide, with soft silky hairs. Flowers are yellow and fragrant, in clusters at the end of branches. It blooms in February to April. Grow in full sun or part shade and moist, rich, well-drained soil.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full Sun

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Moist, Rich, Well-drained soil

Propagation:    Cuttings or seed