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Edgeworthia (Paper Bush)
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Including Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’, and Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Nanjing Gold’

Edgeworthia

Paper Bush

These remarkable Asian Daphne relative promise an unprecedented late winter flower-fest.


Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’  full sun  partial shade
Red Paper Bush
Edgeworthia chrysantha Akebono Edgeworthia chrysantha Akebono

Delivering a late winter visual delight, prominent silky white button-like buds give way to small waxy tubular blooms with luscious tangerine orange shades and a pleasant fragrance. The unique tightset clusters congregate on the tips of erect yet pliable, smooth silver-laced naked branches, which develop in a noteworthy open fashion. Lustrous deep green 4 in. long deciduous leaves arise from the stem apexes. A prized source for high-end paper and a Daphne relation, this Asian native’s slow growing rounded habit enjoys a partially shady somewhat moist sheltered locale, while its exotic flair can be superimposed against a dark backdrop and surrounded by low-lying Epimediums and Sarcococca.

Blooms late February to March

Size: 5' 0"–6' 0" high x 4' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.


Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Akebono’ (S-0747)
Each $14.00
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Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Nanjing Gold’  full sun  partial shade
Gold Paper Bush

Prized for crafting high-end paper, warm brown-colored naked branches–erect, smooth and thick, yet pliable–congregate in a distinctive open fashion with prominent silky white buttonlike buds at their tips. A late winter bevy of small waxy tubular blooms explodes from unique tightset clusters, delivering a pleasant fresh fragrance and bright gold to creamy yellow shades. Dark green 4 in. long deciduous leaves populate stem apexes. 'Nanjing Gold's slow growing rounded form favors a partially shady somewhat moist sheltered locale and injects exotic panache wherever its planted, especially when positioned near broad-leafed shrubs such as Oakleaf Hydrangeas or Physocarpus 'Coppertina'.

Blooms mid-February–March.

Size: 8' 0" high x 6' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.

Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Nanjing Gold’ (S-0771)
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