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
Actinidia deliciosa - kiwi
Actinidia deliciosa fruits are edible, used for beverages, desserts, containing vitamin C, A and E and potassium.
Buxus sempervirens - evergreen shrub, native of northern Africa, Asia and Europe, up to 800 m altitude. Increases in rare deciduous forests on limestone substrates in sunny exhibition, in association with integerrimus Cotoneaster, Pyrus pyraster, Prunus spinosa and Amelanchier rotundifolia.
Thunberg mysorensis is used as an ornamental species for rapid growth and flowers arranged in raceme. Blooms in July-September.
Malacothamnus fasciculatus Greene
Evergreen shrub, vigorous, well branched, 1-4.5 m high. The stem and leaves are pubescent, stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, petiolate; language ovat-round, palmate lobate, 0-7 lobes rounded, toothed margins, 2.11 cm. Blossom spike, flowers Sesi.
Gentiana crucial - originated in southern, central and eastern Europe, it grows on sunny pastures on limestone soils, from 200 to 2000 m altitude.
Ostrya carpinifolia - used as an ornamental species for gardens, parks and green street.
Ostrya is derived from Greek 'Ostrya', referring to the shape of bracts that protect the fruit.
Carpinus betulus - hard wood shaft with durable but less humid conditions. Suprta trimming and better suited for bonsai training.
Hebe x franciscana
Hebe x franciscana - evergreen shrub, up to 1.5 m tall.
Hebe x franciscana is a hybrid of Hebe speciosa Hebe from New Zealand and Elliptic.