Edgeworthia chrysantha


Deciduous Shrub

The paperbush (Edgeworthia chrysantha) is prized for fragrant, soft yellow blooms that appear on bare branch in winter. An attractive choice as a foundation shrub near your front entry where you can enjoy its fragrance as you come and go. It has blue-ish and somewhat bold leaves in summer. Protect from afternoon sun.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average


Size: 36 - 60 tall x 36 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Green

Flower Color: Yellow / Gold, Yellow
Bloom Season: Feb, Mar, Apr, Winter, Late Winter / Early Spring
Flower Shape: Cluster

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Late Winter / Early Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Fall / Early Winter
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plant Combos