Posted: 19/02/2013 at 09:32
We grow this beautiful shrub.It is one of my favourites.
It has survived the past few years of cold winters with frost and snow unprotected in South Wales.
The flowers are just starting to open now 18th February.
It needs moist well drained humous rich loamy soil, in full sun or dappled shade.
The new growth always grows with 3 new shoots with the flowers on the end of the branches.
The branches are amazingly flexible. Should you wish they could be tied in a knot. No idea why you would want to do this!
In Japan the bark is made into high quality paper.
I have seen a limited edition book of Botanical drawings printed on paper made from Edgeworthia chrysantha.