EDGEWORTHIA chrysantha 'Red Dragon'

Commonly known as Paper bush

Very scarce and rare form with red flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long
  • Red
    Orange red
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Rounded, open shrub with supple shoots and papery bark. Flowers are produced in spherical heads to 5cm (2in) or more across
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
    In frost-prone areas
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade

EDGEWORTHIA chrysantha 'Red Dragon'

 
small £25.00  
Available late spring to early summer 2023 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£40.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2023
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Introduced into the UK by Robert Fortune in 1843. Daphne-like flowers. Can be grown in a large container and moved to shelter in the colder and wetter months
    Pests & Diseases
    None if grown outside. Whiteflies, red spider mites under glass
    Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
    Use loam-based compost (JI No.3) in bright, filtered light.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich, loamy
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Edgeworthia - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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