Scientific name - Dombey tiliacea (Endl.) Planch.
Dombey, Joseph Dombey in honor of French botanist (1742-1794).
Synonyms - Xeropetalum tiliaceum
Popular names - Dombey of hoja de Tilo.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from South Africa, indigenous to KwaZulu and Eastern Cape.
Description - 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. Blooms in August-September. Fruit capsule, round peloasa, 0.5-1 cm in diameter. Seeds black.
Growth rate - fast. 4 mi n 3 years, first flowering occurs after 3 years.
Tolerances - drought, poor soils and light frosts.
Requirements - soil well-drained, fertile, exhibitions sunny or semi-shade.
Management - is clipped after flowering.
Propagation - by seeds in spring or cuttings in summer. The seeds should be harvested immediately after drying flowers.
Natural partners and Garden - Capparis tomentosa, Coddia rudis, Commiphora harveyi, Deinbollia oblongifolia, Diospyros scabrida, Diospyros simii, Diospyros villosa, Homalium dentatum, Nuxia congesta, Ochna arborea, Olea woodiana, Sclerochiton harveyanus.
Properties and Uses - species ideal for small gardens.
Bill Sheat, Gerald Schofield - Complete Gardening in Southern Africa - Struik Publishers, 1995
Davif Johnson, Sally Johns - Gardening with Indigenous Trees - Struik Publishers, 2002
Keith Kirsten - Gardening with Keith Kirsten - Struik Publishers, 2001
Roger Spencer - Horticultural Flora of South-Eastern Australia - University of Washington Press, 1995
Trees and shrubs
Tree, 20-30 m tall stem, 30-100 cm diameter, cintorsionata right, conical crown, becoming round-payment. Bark gray to reddish-brown, deeply breazdata. Curved branches, stalk thin, red-brown, sometimes glauca.
Shrub 3 m high. Leaves disposed in each vertical 3 (4), the busiest peak, linear, 1.5 cm long, acuminata-mucronata, bright green top and white on the inside of the main rib prominent, margins Revol.
Tree 15-40 m high, trunk 1 m in diameter. Subsesile leaves or stalks, stalks up to 3 cm long, glabru or glabrescent; language to narrow obovata ovata, ovat-lanceolata, 6-15 x 2.5-7 cm, margins evening, the round, top-acute acuminata.
Acanthus mollis - Bear's Breeches
Native of the Mediterranean area, grows in gardens like ornamentals. Flower can be over 1.8 m tall, the purple-pink bracts contrasting with the white flowers. Prefer shelter and deep, moist soil.
Herbaceous perennial. Floral stem erect, 3-15 cm high. Basal leaves often nested, lamina lanceolata, 0.4-1.5 cm x 0.8-2.0 mm, margins cartilaginous, top acute, glabra, nauseating. Flowers solitary, bisexual or unisexuate. Pedicel 2-40 mm.
Morus nigra - mulberry tree
The fruit of Morus nigra contain 9% sugar, organic acids, pectin, tannin, vitamins A and C, minerals and other substances. Berries can be eaten raw or dried, in puddings, jams, or sauce.
Teline nervosa - endemic of the Canary Islands, rape increases from 650 to 700 m altitude, in association with Aeonium undulatum, Carlina salicifolia, Crambe pritzelii, Hypericum canariensis, Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis, Sonchus leptocephalus.