It’s 1st February, and the splendid Edgeworthia chrysantha, has burst into flower. Commonly known as paperbush, this deciduous, bushy shrub is closely related to the Daphne. The flowers of Edgeworthia chrysantha have a wonderful, heady scent and are very valuable to insects.
We have two varieties in stock at the nursery, the popular Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Grandiflora’ is a variety that can grow 1.5m x 1.5m. It has very impressive exotic looking, fragrant, yellow flowers in abundance that nod downwards.
We also have a wonderful, more difficult to find variety, Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Red Dragon’. It is similar in structure to Grandiflora, but has beautiful burnt-orange/red blooms, again with amazing scent.