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Paper bush

Edgeworthia chrysantha

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This small shrub from China is noteworthy for its spherical clusters of very fragrant yellow flowers that bloom in winter and early spring.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsFragrant flowers; very early bloom.

CareGrow in full sun or part shade and moist, rich, well-drained soil.

PropagationFrom cuttings or seed.

ProblemsGenerally trouble-free.

  • Genus : Edgeworthia
  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Winter
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Uses : Shade
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Winter Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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