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
Tilia tomentosa - silver linden
Tree with dense crown, rich, 30 m high, with branches erect, rounded. Lujerii annual geniculati, brown-yellow, gray tomentosi with buds ovoid, with two external scales equal, also felt. At first bark is smooth and gray, mature form shallow longitudinal furrows.
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.
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.
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.
Viburnum opulus L. - calin, snowball
Originally from Europe, grows spontaneously in the Netherlands, the soil rich in forests, and forest edge. Description - shrub, 1,3-3,5 m high; ritidom smooth, exfoliating in strips is, open gray on the outside, Brown -yellow on the inside, branched stem. Leaves opposite, 3-lobate, margin iregulat evening, the round or truncata, top acuminata, glabra on the upper face, lower face pubescent, dark green in summer, yellow-orange in autumn.
Syzygium aromaticum - clove
Small, oblong fruit with little pulp. The dried flower buds of this tree are the cloves of commerce. All parts of the tree are highly aromatic. It is used in the form of a paste or mixture as dental cement.
Prenanthes purpurea - rabbit salad
Herbaceous perennial. Stem branched, 25-150 cm, pubescent. Amplexicaule leaves, elliptical, oblong or fidate, margin entire or Pinata-fidata, glauca. Flowers arranged in panicule, ligula flowers are purple, with 5 teeth, tubular flowers absent.
Impatiens glandulifera - a species herbaceous annual. The genus name derives from the Latin 'impatient' = impatient, referring to the characteristic fruit to mature quickly open, releasing the seeds to great distances, and the specific name 'glandulifera' refers to small glands at the base of the petiole and foliar language .
Impatiens parviflora - species herbaceous annual. Hailing from northeast Asia, Europe grow in the forests of beech, river edges, from 500 to 1200 m altitude.