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Edgeworthia (paperbush plant)


By Kate123

Edgeworthia  (paperbush plant) (Edgeworthia crysantha)

Bought this plant in 2018, it doesn’t seem to flower so well..I have a couple of buttery yellow flowers on it at most. It does produce lots of nice leaves though, oval shaped.

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How unusual Kate....will look it up.

8 Mar, 2020


Awe that's a pretty flower it likes Loam and well drained soil . If you have nt planted it in loam what I use to do years ago is dig a bigger and wider hole and fill it with loam or the compost the plant liked it likes alkaline soil.

8 Mar, 2020


Thanks Thrup, good tip. Our soil is quite neutral, although more on the alkaline side.

9 Mar, 2020


Hi Kate, it could be that it's still a young plant, some shrubs take a few years to establish, also it's only frost hardy to frost tender, and a severe frost can damage the flowers, Derek.

9 Mar, 2020


Thank you Derek, your info is most welcome. I don’t feel so bad about it now. I’ll have patience and see it grow each year.

9 Mar, 2020


I saw one of these in the garden centre last weekend ,it was a mass of flowers very unusual . I hope it does well for you ..

10 Mar, 2020


Thanks Amy, fingers crossed. It looks a lovely plant when it’s more settled and flourishing.

10 Mar, 2020


They do take a while to get established.......I have one on order....just waiting for new stock to’s the red one....

12 Mar, 2020


Thanks Dd, it’s good to get as much info as possible. I’ve not seen the red one, I’ll have to have a look now..

12 Mar, 2020


Kate it’s a gorgeous colour, we want a large one if possible...too old to wait for flowers unfortunately....😉

13 Mar, 2020

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