Scientific Name - African Sparmannia
Popular names - German linden, linden African, African hemp.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of southern Africa.
Description - shrub or small tree, 2 feet tall. Green leaves, cordiforme, tomentoase, 15-20 cm long. Umbele white flowers clustered in terminal, calyx white, pubescent, the corolla consists of four white petals, yellow or red stamens. Global Fruit capsule with four valves.
Growth rate - vigorous growth.
Tolerance - do not tolerate temperatures below 7 ° C.
Requirements - prefer soils rich in humus, well-drained, sunny exhibitions.
Management - needs regular trimming. After flowering is shown to be shear blossoms. If grown in pots, it should be changed every year, spring or toamna.
Propagation - by seedlings, rooted in place on the sand wet well at first and then less frequently wet.
Properties and Uses - as a species grown across the globe or outdoor ornamental pot.
Trees and shrubs
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Prunus laurocerasus L.
Shrub or small tree, 6 m high. Leaves evergreen, alternate, coriacee, lamina lanceolata-obovata, top acute, base cuneata, upper surface glossy green, the bottom is opaque, ribbed clear, ribbed robust short.
Rosa gallia L.
Bush, 100-150 cm tall, robust system radically, lignificat produces underground runners. The stems are green, with red points. Leaves imparipenate; 3.7 Folio, oval or elliptical, or short stalks Sesi, evening edge, glabra upper surface and glossy, the lower part is lighter and has many glandular hairs
Flourensia cernua - tarbush
Flourensia cernua is deciduous shrub, from Chihuahuan Desert. In northern Mexico, the leaves and flower heads were used historically to make a decoction for treating indigestion.
Alnus incana (L.) Moench - white alder
Mano tree or shrub that can reach 20 m, with stem often crooked, crown with branches thick, upward, lush foliage, lujerii in young gray, pubescent. Bark smooth, shiny, whitish gray, the old copies, to the base with shallow cracks. Wide elliptical leaves up to ovata, by 4.10 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, rounded to the double needle and lobe, pointed, gray green face, white inside gray, furry, ready alternative.
Dianthus sylvestris - perennial species, the stem short and woody. Increase the debris, limestone bedrock, from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Species are cultivated as ornamental for rocarii.
Daphne mezereum - spurge Laurel
Daphne mezereum - deciduu shrub, native of Europe and Western Asia, cultivated as an ornamental shrub.
All species of the genus Daphne are toxic. Contact with fruit juice or resin skin irritation.
Acacia anceps - evergreen shrub, 2-3 m tall. Originally from southern Australia, growing in limestone soils on coastal sand and red-brown sands.
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate