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Edgeworth chrysantha
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Genus Edgeworth is named in memory of botanist Michael Pakenham Edgeworth (1812-1881).

Edgeworth chrysantha deciduu is a shrub, of 1,8-2,4 m tall, native of China, Himalayas, naturalized in Chugoku. Foxy stalk. Leaves arranged alternate, short stalks or Sesi, language: lanceolata, acuminata top, margin entire, base cuneata; cm 8-20/3-5. 30-50 capital blossom type flowers hermaphrodite, pleasant fragrances, ready terminal, calyx tubular, yellow and white on the inside and outside pubescent, 8-15 mm long, with 4 lobes 3 mm. Floral stalk is about 1-2 cm long, white pubescent. The fruit is an oval drupe, of 8x3, 5 mm, peak pubescent. Blooms in February-April before leaf emergence, thestalk of two years.

Edgeworth chrysantha has two important characteristics, low-lignin and high levels of α-cellulose. Japan is also used for producing paper with qualities similar to those obtained from Broussonetia.

Exhibition needs sunny, but suffer prolonged droughts.

Grows well on well-drained soil rich in humus. It can be propagated seedlings and seeds. The seeds - autumn and the seedlings - Summer

It associates well with plants such as Galanthus sp., Crocus tommasinianus and Helleborus niger.

References

Ran Levy-Yamamori, Gerard Taaffe - Garden Plants of Japan - Hong Kong, Timber Press, 2004

Diana M. Miller - 400 Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces - China, Timber Press, 2008

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