Edgeworthia: A Plant Worthy of Its Name
By Gretchen Spencer, Fairfax Master Gardener
One of the many joys of gardening is discovering a new plant — especially one with unusual and intriguing attributes. For me, encountering the paper bush (Edgeworthia chrysantha) was one of those joyful discoveries. I first spotted it last summer on a walk in my neighborhood; its lovely, rounded shape; handsome blue-green leaves; and cinnamon-colored, speckled bark caught my eye, though I didn’t know what it was. The homeowner didn’t know either, having received it as a gift years ago. A plant mystery was born!