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Edgeworthia chrysantha

Oriental Paper Plant

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Edgeworthia chrysantha – ​​Only 1 available. Oriental Paper Plant is a fascinating daphne relative. A customer of ours who is a daphne freak (I mean that in a completely complementary vernacular usage) has this plant growing happily in a sheltered spot in Montville, Connecticut. She lives in USDA zone 6; the shrub is probably in a 7a micro-climate and is thriving. Its large fragrant flowers cream-white floret harbor a beautiful bright golden yellow center - a fresh, bright tint. Quick growing Mitsumata, another common moniker, flowers early in the season with large, showy, rounded downward-facing clusters of flowers set like rounded Chinese lanterns on the dark brown stems. Medium matte-finish green tongues of leaves erupt soon after cloaking the shrub. Edgeworthia chrysantha looks clean and green all through the growing season with the leaves possibly achieving some yellow tones in the fall. If this occurs think of it as a bonus. The form of the shrub is rather like a round-crowned dome. Very attractive. Next year's flowers are held in silvery buds which are handsomely set on the smooth dark brown stems in winter. This is a neat shrub tending to be easier in garden culture than many of the daphnes. Edgeworthia chrysantha should be planted more. Check it out! Full sun in fertile, draining soil. Cutting grown.



8 ft


8 ft


Pale Yellow


(6b)7 to 10
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Item Description Price  
EDGECHRY Edgeworthia chrysantha (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Edgeworthia chrysantha

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Winter / Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Smooth

Autumn Interest

  • Showy Buds

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Shrub Border
  • Fragrant
  • Collector Plant
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown