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PlantFiles: Oriental Paper Bush
Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Akebono'

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Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Edgeworthia (edj-WOR-thee-uh) (Info)
Species: chrysantha (kris-ANTH-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Akebono

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral RosemaryK On May 7, 2013, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have purchased Edgeworthia crysantha. The tag on mine says "'Akabana' not 'Akebono.'" makes me wonder if this entry is an error or if it's a different cultivar. I am under the impression that Akebana is hardy to zone 7.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Woodinville, Washington



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