Scientific Name - Albizzia julibrissin Durazz.
Popular names - mimosa tree, silk tree, pink siris, arbol de la seda, acacia di Costantinopoli.
Distribution and Habitat - originated in China.
Description - deciduous tree or shrub, deciduous, 8-12 m high, crown spherical, expansive, trunk erect, branched near the base, bark smooth, brown. Leaves alternate, bi-pinnate, 40-50 cm long, leaflets 8-20 30-50 division in lobes 0.7 - 1.5 cm long, dark green. Inflorescence terminal umbele, 2-5 cm diameter, calyx lobes 5, 5 mm long, corolla with united petals, stamens numerous, 2.5 cm long, pink to white at the base and top. Blooms in June-August. Indehiscenta fruit pod, oblong, 9-20 cm long. Seeds brown, 1 cm in length.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - drought and alkaline soils.
Skyinte - prefer moist soil, well-drained, sunny exhibitions.
Management - supports trimming.
Propagation - by seeds.
Diseases and pests - Homadaula anisocentra, the larvae feed on leaves, these larvae attack can lead to full exfoliation plants, eggs are white, turn pink.
Fusarium oxysporum is a disease caused by excess water, the symptoms can be recognized by the appearance of the disease are yellow leaves and the plants look wilted plants. Attacked leaves turn brown and fall over time, followed by complete drying of the stalks. Once he was infected plant, plant death is imminent.
Diseases: Nektarios cinnabarina, insitivum Coniothyrium, Phomopsis sp. Thyronectria austroamericana.
Pests: Homadaula anisocentra, Pinnaspis Strachan, Meloidogyne arenaria, Trichodorus primitivus.
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Properties and Uses - can be cultivated as ornamental species in parks and gardens, in groups of three, or street alignments.
Curiosity - the genre was called by Antonio Duranzzini, in 1772 by Italian Filippo degli Albizzi.
Mimosa bark repellent products are obtained.
Trees and shrubs
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.
Laurus nobilis - on time and stay Greeks, laurel branches were used to make crowns for the heads of heroes, and to honor poets.
Small tree, stem 6 m tall, thin. Lujerii are pubescent. Leaves with Lamine obovata, 9-19 x 3.5-5.5 cm, short top acuminata, the acute subcoriacee, subglabra mid rib, ribs side 10-13 pairs, petiole 3.5-10 mm, slightly pubescent.
Schinus molle - evergreen tree, 3-15 m tall. Originally from Argentina, Bolivia and Peru where it grows from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Cultivated soil erosion, but also as ornamental species, or bonsai.
Shrub or small tree, 1-5 m height, stalk Rosietici, smooth or slightly ribbed or tubers, glauca, purple. Leaves with lamina narrow-lanceolata, lanceolata or narrow-oblong-elliptical, 8-21 x 3.8 cm, the attenuated cuneata, top acute or obtuse, petiole up to 5 mm long. Petals 2-3, 8.12 mm long, ovata.
Chimonanthus praecox (L.) Link
Chimonanthus praecox - native species of China. Linnaeus described this species as the variety, as the Calycanthus praecox. In 1819 Lindley introduced a new kind Chimonanthus.
Deciduu shrub, 2-5 m high. Leaves opposite, entire, ovat-lanceolata, 7-20 cm long, thin, green, rough upper part, becoming yellow in autumn.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.
Gentiana crucial - originated in southern, central and eastern Europe, it grows on sunny pastures on limestone soils, from 200 to 2000 m altitude.