Edgeworthia chrysantha (Rice paper plant)

Height: 8 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Light: Shade to part shade
Soil: Amended, well-drained soil.
Description: Deciduous Daphne relative for shade. Umbrella-shaped clump, supported by a smooth brown trunk, is adorned with plumeria-like leaves in summer. The foliage drops in mid-December to reveal both attractive bark and the large, silvery flower buds. From mid-January to early April, the jewel-like buds slowly open to emit an overwhelmingly fragrant golden-yellow flowers. Edgeworthia chrysantha is much more winter-hardy (below 0 degrees F) than Edgeworthia papyrifera and much easier to grow. A coveted specimen plant!

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