Scientific name - Abies concolor Lindl.
Popular names - silver fir, white fir.
Distribution and Habitat - Oregon grows in the north, the mountains of Colorado to rock southern New Mexico and north of Mount San Pedro Martir.
Description - tree to 15-80 m high, trunk 1.5-2 m in diameter, regular crown, pyramid, have horizontal branches that start from ground level. Bark dun open ritidom reddish brown. Lujerii young are gray-green, slightly hairy, buds 0.6 cm, resinous. Acicular leaves 5-7 cm long and 2 mm wide, silvery-blue, on both sides with many stripes of stoma, are arranged on two rows on the stalk, perpendicular to it, your face Lujerului superior. The cones have a length of 7 to 12 cm and a diameter of 3-4cm, are erect, elongated cylindrical male cones are red-purple female cones are green-olive, spring blooming. Rags 2.5 cm wide and 1.5-2 cm long, thin margin, rounded. Seed of 8-12 cm length is cuneiform, shiny, brown-yellow, with large wings (two times higher than seeds).
Tolerances - is performing well against air pollution, with smoke and gas support partial shading in the early stages of growth. In the first years after planting, juveniles are susceptible to frost and drought, is protected to have a sustained growth.
Requirements - prefers light soils, deep return.
Propagation - by spring seeds or by grafting on A. alba. Spring seeding is done outdoors. Sowing is protected by shading and sapling nursery autumn to prick out. Early juveniles are susceptible to dryness and frost, and needs protection.
Cultivars and varieties - A. concolor var. concolor, A. concolor var. lowiana, A. concolor nana, 'Albospica', 'Argenta', 'Blue Cloak', 'Clarence', 'compact', 'tapered', 'spp', 'Glauca', 'Glauca Compacta', 'globosa', ' Larata ',' Little Globe ',' Masonic Broom ',' Mora ',' Pendula ',' Recurva ',' Saint John ',' Scooter ',' variable ',' Wattezii ',' Wintergol ',' Wustemeyer '.
Properties and Uses - ornamental species, very appreciated for the pyramid shape of the crown and the leaf color open, Landscape architecture used as ornamental trees. Are planted singly or in small groups, to highlight the beauty of individual specimens. The wood is pale brown SPRis white, light, soft and yielding.
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Trees and shrubs
Evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-2 m high. Branched or with a single stem, thin, often branched stalk with fine hairs, covered with scars of fallen leaves. Leaves alternate, elliptic-round, 5-15 x 5-10 mm, top and tapered-round basis, margins finely toothed or entire, glossy dark green on upper side, more pale green inside; countries, glabra, occasionally glandular, ribbed very short.
Dombeya tiliacea (Endl.) Planch.
Shrub or small tree, 3.10 x 2.7 m, trunk branched, bark dark gray, rough. Leaves alternate, 4.9 x 3-7 cm, three-lobed basis cordata, margine teeth face bottom covered with fine hairs, stalks pelos, 1-3 cm. Flowers campanulata, 3-4 cm diameter, axillary or terminal, solitary or grouped in a raceme, petals white, obovata.
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Santolina chamaecyparissus - limbricarita
Perennial species, stem 10-60 cm tall, erect or pendence; nefloriferi stalk is green-gray-tomentos; lujerii floriferi are simple, without leaves before blossom. Pectinata-toothed leaves often to penatsectate. Involucre 6-10 mm wide, hemispherical, subtruncat or not, or slightly rounded at the base; bractei lanceolata-ovata, Carina, the interior with round top. Flowers arranged in the capital, bright yellow.
Evergreen tree. Leaves opposite, coriacee, oblong to elliptic-lanceolata, 8-18 x 2-4.5 cm, top acuminata, petiole 2-4 mm long. Male cones are cylindrical, grouped 3-4 at underarms, female cones are solitary, the armpit leaves.
Pinus coulteri D. Don
Monoecious tree, 15-25 m high, trunk 40-120 cm diameter, wide crown, pyramid, iregulata. Bark gray-brown, streaked andanc with solxi long iregulati. Branches ascending, stalk yearly thin, brown-purple, glauca, rugosa, become black after several years.