Caring for an Edgeworthia Red Dragon

When does Edgeworthia Red Dragon flower?

The  much sought after Edgeworthia Red Dragon is a winter flowering deciduous Chinese shrub with cinnamon coloured young bark and dense nodding terminal clusters of fragrant orange to red flowers which open in late winter.
The branches are so flexible that when young they can be tied in knots.
The flowers are clothed on the outside with silky hairs, giving them a white appearance when in bud.
Edgeworthia Red Dragon are often planted in woodland gardens where the flowers provide interest in late winter when many other plants are dormant.

General Care instructions for Edgeworthia Red Dragon:

Edgeworthia  Red Dragon grow best in a moist but well-drained, humus rich, loamy soil in full sun or light dappled shade.

Is Edgeworthia Red Dragon Hardy?

Edgeworthia Red Dragon is reasonably hardy but in frost-prone areas it should be grown against a warm wall & protection should be provided during spells of hard frost.
As the plant matures any old and unproductive stems can be cut out to the base after flowering. Otherwise, little pruning is needed.

Where Can I buy Edgeworthia Red Dragon.

Here at Larch Cottage Nurseries we are one of the only two nurseries listed in the RHS Plantfinder as stockists of the Edgeworthia Red Dragon. This choice, much sought after, striking winter flowering shrub will be available from us via our Larch Cottage mail order service or from the nursery sometime in May. Numbers are limited so if you would like to register your interest then please email