• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Red Dragon'

paperbush 'Red Dragon'

  • Other common names paperbush 'Red Dragon'

  • Synonyms Edgeworthia chrysantha f. rubra hort.
    Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Rubra'

  • Family Thymelaeaceae

  • Genus Edgeworthia can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, with simple leaves and rounded terminal clusters of small, daphne-like, often fragrant flowers

  • Details 'Red Dragon' is a deciduous, bushy shrub to 1.5m tall with supple stems and oval, green leaves. Green, woolly flower buds, borne in winter at the ends of the bare branches, open in late winter to early spring forming dense clusters of fragrant, orange-red, tubular, nodding flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best grown in a sheltered position in full sun or light dappled shade in well-drained, humus-rich loamy soil

Propagation Root greenwood and semi-ripe nodal stem-tip cuttings in summer in free-draining compost

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Generally trouble free

Diseases Generally trouble free

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