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Paper bush

Edgeworthia spp.

Akabana-mitsumata by Σ64 (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Akabana-mitsumata
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Paper bush Overview

Genus contains around 4 deciduous shrubs originating from China and the Himalayas. They have characteristic papery bark that may be used to produce traditional hand-made paper and they are known as paper bushes. Foliage is hairy and they are typically grown for their interesting clusters of tubular flowers. These are often yellow but may also be seen in orange, white or red colours.

How to propagate Paper bush

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Paper bush

Grown for their flowers in late winter and early spring.