Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl. (syn: Daphne papyrifera Sieb. (ambiguous synonym); Edgeworthia papyrifera (Sieb.) Sieb. & Zucc.; Edgeworthia tomentosa (Thunb.) Nakai; Edgeworthia tomentosa (Thunb.) Nakai; Magnolia tomentosa Thunb.; Yulania tomentosa (Thunb.) D. L. Fu);
China (Henan, Shanxi), Japan (I), Myanmar [Burma] (Kachin, Sagaing), USA (I) (Georgia (I)), Korea (I) as per Catalogue of Life;

SK 3355 14 March 2022: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Langton Garden, Romford, UK
Altitude: 15 m.
Date: 26 February 2022
Habit : Cultivated
Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl. ???

Agree…. Edgeworthia chrysantha.

One of my favourite shrubs.
The stems are so supple you can tie them in a knot.
In Japan the bark used to be used for making  high quality paper.
In Sikkim I have seen a book printed on such paper.

Hope you are able to see some of my pictures. See below.


Small Tree for ID : Atlanta Botanical Garden : Atlanta, Georgia : 21JAN19 : AK-41 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
Seen at the garden on 19th Oct,18.

I think it is Edgewrthia chrysantha aka Oriental Paperbush. I had one that sadly lasted only 2 years. Compare:

I agree. These are the unopened flowers of Edgeworthia chrysantha.

One of my very favourite winter flowering shrubs.
Please see my pic library.

I agree. i have been racking my brain for the name. you got it

Your flickr spread is wonderful. third picture shows open flowers and no leaves and has a label below it. where was this set of pictures taken. i am trying to figure out the climate or USDA zone of the plant from your pics

Thank you. I hope you can revisit to see the flowers which may be there right now. I love this shrub. All the pics were taken in our own garden in South Wales…near Cardiff in UK.

I have also seen it growing  superbly in the wild near Darjeeling….  which gets rather cold.
All my  plant pics.. 64,000  are on Flickr and are all labelled with latin names… under Plantaholic Sheila… enjoy

wow you go thru that kinda effort?

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