Edgeworthia chrysantha Grandiflora also known as the paper bush is a great slow growing heester that can not be missed in the winter garden. This deciduous shrub comes from China and is very hardy. This permanent plant will eventually be at most 100/150 cm high and 100/150 cm wide and belong to the same family as the pepper tree. The Edgeworthia chrysantha leaf is elongated to egg-shaped, 10-12 cm long, fresh green in color and on the underside silky. Colored very beautiful in autumn to orange / yellow.
In the beginning of winter this bush is bald. However, from January the first flowers will appear and the bloom will continue until March. Depending on the winter, bloom may also appear from February to April. The flowers of the Edgeworthia chrysantha Grandiflora are larger and colors more yellow / orange than the usual Edgeworthia chrysantha. They hang in blooms on the bare branches and are a great sight in winter. 40-50 tubular flowers hang in half-round clusters of 5 to 8 cm tall on the branches. The white ends of the flowers are occupied with silky hairs.
Also, the flowers smell wonderful, a slightly sweet citrus-like and very pleasant scent, where no plant in the garden does anything yet this shrub provides life in the barren winter garden. Green / purple berries appear on the flowered clusters. After the bloom, new fresh leaves appear again. In a sunny to half shady sheltered place, Edgeworthia is well-grounded in moisture-permeable light. Pruning is actually not necessary, maybe for the shape correction a bit. Winter hardness zone 6a (-21ºC).