Edgeworthia chrysanthaItem #5792 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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Filling the late-winter garden with intoxicating fragrance, this well-branched shrub displays creamy yellow flower clusters at its branch tips. Spring brings slender blue-green foliage, turning yellow in fall. A fine backdrop in dappled shade gardens.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing, 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide in ten years.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing, 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide in ten years.Foliage color:Silver-greenBlooms:Late Winter to Early SpringFlower color:YellowDesign IdeasA much sought after collector's plant for years, this exquisitely fragrant shrub offers tremendous architectural value with its multi-stemmed habit and light, cinnamon colored stems. Rounded form presents an elegant silhouette even when branches are bare. A superb choice for the back of the border, but should be considered for placement along pathways, where visitors can better experience the foliage texture and enjoy 6 to 8 weeks of fabulous, sweet fragrance in late winter, while most of the garden is still sleeping. Related to Daphne, this long-lived and very low maintenance shrub is a collector's dream.
- CareCare InformationProvide moist, humus-rich, well drained soil, sheltered from hot afternoon sun. Follow a regular watering schedule during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide a sheltered site and winter protection in USDA zone 7.Light Needs:Full shade to partial sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.