I am ready for Spring! It is my favorite time of the year, other than my birthday ( its Octbtober 19th if you want to send a gift), Christmas( again accepting all gifts) and a week at the beach. And for myself, as a Landscape Designer, I am always looking for plants, trees, and shrubs that are not so common. My clients are looking for new or unusual specimens to add the the landscape that are also easy and low maintenance. Here is a great choice!
This medium deciduous shrub grows 4ft to 6ft tall. It’s has thick stems that grow from the base of the plant. The shrub has a round shape. It’s easy to grow, preferring shade or afternoon shade. But what is really stunning about Edgeworthia is the cluster of tubular shaped flowers that open on the leafless stems in the February garden(see below). They are beautiful, stunning, unusual and very fragrant. As a bonus the deer leave this plant alone.
I use Edgeworthia as a single specimen in my shade garden. Try using this shrub as a replacement for Japanese Maple. Or group 3 together for more impact. Under plant Edgeworthia with Autumn fern, Sweet Box , or Cepholataxus ‘prostrata ‘.
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Until next time, happy gardening.