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Edgeworthia chrysantha, photo courtesy of Darcy Daniels
Edgeworthia chrysantha, photo courtesy of Darcy Daniels

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Edgeworthia chrysantha

Paper Bush
Thymelaeaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs

A daphne relative from China grown in Asia for its bark, which is used in the manufacture of fancy paper. Grows to 6 ft. tall and wide, with pliable stems produced freely from the base and 4-in. leaves that cluster toward the branch tips. In winter or earliest spring, many small, fragrant pale yellow flowers in tight clusters to 2 in. acrossopen from interesting-looking silky whitish buds formed the previous fall. ‘Akebono’ has orange-red flowers. Protect blossoms from late-spring frosts. Little pruning required.

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