Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Snow Cream' (Snow Cream Paper Plant)
This stunning member of the daphne family is one of our most prized plants in the garden. All summer, the 8' tall x 8' wide umbrella-shaped clump, supported by a smooth brown trunk, is adorned with plumeria-like leaves. The foliage drops in mid-December to reveal both the wonderful bark and the large, silvery flower buds. The flower buds open steadily from mid-January to early April, producing an overwhelmingly fragrant display of pendent, golden yellow flowers. Edgeworthia chrysantha is much more winter-hardy (below 0 degrees F) than Edgeworthia papyrifera and much easier to grow. We have finally named the clone we selected for large foliage and flowers and have sold without a cultivar name for the last decade.