Scientific name - Cotoneaster horizontális
Distribution and Habitat - originating in western China, in Romania grows the plant cultivated in parks and gardens, rocarii.
Description - deciduu or semi-evergreen shrub, prostrat, 50-150 cm tall and 1.2-1.8 m wide, often branched, with horizontal branches. Buds are pink opening spring. Suborbiculare or elliptical leaves, glossy dark green. The flowers are pink, small, almost Sesi, 1-2, anther white blooms in May-June, attracting bees. Drupe fruit with persistent calyx, red-shiny, spherical, 6 mm in diameter. Seeds ellipsoidal shape, top obtuse, 3.5 x 2.5 mm from the top surface is smooth and glossy, brown-orange ventral side.
Growth rate - slow to medium.
Tolerances - alkaline soil , Drought.
Requirements - grow well on well-drained soil, light and semiumbra.
Management - maintenance cuttings are early spring. Not transplanteaza easily, so it is advisable to buy the containar and to remove only when planting.
Propagation - by seedlings.
Cultivars and varieties - 'ascendens', 'Cotali', 'Davidiana' var. perpusilla, 'Rotundifolius', 'saxatilis', 'Variegata'.
Properties and Uses - are used as solitary specimens, groups, massive, as plants sofas.
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Trees and shrubs
Liquidambar styraciflua - a native of North and Central America, grows in forests of Pinus sp. and Quercus sp. 900 to 200 m altitude.
Banksia ericifolia, originally from Australia, Blue Mountains. In 1992, Banksia ericifolia was chosen as the official emblem of Sydney.
Syringa vulgaris L.
Cassia angustifolia - ornamental shrub, belongs to the family Fabaceae, native of northern Africa.
Thunberg grandiflora Roxb.
Perennials, voluble. Stem thin, green, 2 m height. Leaves opposite, language ovat-lanceolata, acuminata peak, the cordata, margin entire, lobate or iregulat needle, 15 x 10 cm, short stalks, 3.5 ribs. Blue flowers with yellow, white on the outside, 8 x 8 cm, arranged in bouquets with individual pedicel 4-5 cm long, corolla tube 3 cm long
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.
Syringa vulgaris L.
Tree 25 m high. Trunk erect, branched. Ritidom smooth, dark gray. Crown broad, thick, tapered. Leaves persistent, alternate, coriacee, lamina ovat-oblong, acute, entire and slightly wavy edge on the upper side and glossy green color, on the underside is brown-rust, pubescent, ribbed central rib obvious; nervatiuni pinnate secondary.