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Edgeworthia Chrysantha: A Fragrant Winter Shrub for Your Garden

by Donna
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Edgeworthia Chrysantha: A Fragrant Winter Shrub


Edgeworthia chrysantha, also known as the paper bush, is a beautiful deciduous shrub that adds a touch of fragrance and color to the winter garden. Native to China and the Himalayas, this slow-growing shrub is known for its clusters of showy, scented flowers that bloom on leafless branches from late winter to early spring.


  • Height and Spread: 1.5 meters (5 feet)
  • Flowers: Yellow, white, or orange-red
  • Foliage: Long and slender, dark green leaves
  • Hardiness: Hardy down to -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit)

Growing Conditions

Edgeworthia chrysantha prefers the following growing conditions:

  • Sun Exposure: Dappled shade or partial shade
  • Soil: Fertile, moisture-retentive, and well-drained
  • Other: Protection from strong winds and frost

Planting and Care

  • Planting: Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball and as deep as the root ball. Place the shrub in the hole and backfill with soil, tamping down gently to remove any air pockets. Water well.
  • Watering: Water regularly, especially during dry periods.
  • Fertilizing: Fertilize once a year with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Pruning: Prune out crossing or wayward shoots immediately after flowering.


  • Edgeworthia chrysantha: Yellow flowers
  • Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Grandiflora’: White flowers
  • Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Red Dragon’: Orange-red flowers

Tips for Success

  • Choose a planting site with the right growing conditions.
  • Provide protection from strong winds and frost, especially in colder areas.
  • Water regularly, especially during dry periods.
  • Fertilize once a year to promote healthy growth and flowering.


Edgeworthia chrysantha is a beautiful and fragrant shrub that is perfect for adding color and interest to the winter garden. With its easy-care nature and stunning blooms, it is a great choice for gardeners of all levels.

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