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Edgeworthia chrysantha (also called "Winter Gold) is a deciduous shrub with dark green, leathery, single, alternate, lanceolate leaves, 8-13 cm long. It can reach a height of 2-2.5 m. Flowers are yellow and fragrant, in clusters at the branch tips. The flowering period extends from February to April. The bark fibres of this plants are used for making the handmade Japanese tissue called "mitsumata paper". Along with Kozo and Gambi it is used for making traditional Japanese paper or Washi. This species can be found in south west China, Nepal and Japan. This beauty is flourishing here in Alabama.
March 3rd, 2013
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