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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Lentinula edodes - Shiitake Mushrooms

Lentinula edodes

Shiitake Mushroom detail of my Floral Trends Design Group- opening demonstration 2010.

Common name

Shiitake Mushrooms


The mushroom is cultivated by cutting Shii trees with axes and placing the logs by trees with growing shiitake or containing shiitake spores. It is a feature of many Asian cuisines and has long been considered a medicinal mushroom.



Cream to stone.

Vase life

Keeps fresh for five to eight days thereafter it keeps its shape very well as it air dries.


It is a mushroom...


Looks fantastic with moss or place on bark.


Place a pin into the bottom of the mushroom as it dries to make it easier to add into a design later or glue with a drop of Oasis Adhesive

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