Scientific Name - Firmiana simplex (L.) Wight
Synonyms - Hibiscus simplex Firmiana platanifolia, Sterculia firmiana.
Popular names - Chinese parasol tree.
Distribution and Habitat - originated in China.
Description - deciduu tree up to 6-12 m tall. Green Bark smooth, gray to old age is, green stems, smooth, red-brown buds, pubescent. Leaves long petiolate, alternate, palmately lobed, 3-5 lobes, lobes triangular, the heart, leading acuminata, glabra or sparsely pubescent, stems 15-30 cm tall. Paniculata flowering, the terminal 20-50 cm yellow-green calyx, 7-9 mm, lobes linear, male flowers with anthers 15 irregular fasciculata; flowers overall female ovary, pubescent. Blooms in June. Fruit membranous follicles, foliacee contains 2-4 seeds. Global Seeds, 7 mm diameter. 2n = 40.
Growth rate - fast.
ToleranceFacebook - up to 0-3 ° C temperatures and drought.
Requirements - grows on any soil type, prefer shaded exhibitions.
Management - Spring trimming required to remove deadwood and have suffered from frost.
Propagation - by seeds.
Properties and Uses - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens in shady and protected from winds exhibitions.
Curiosity - Firmin simplex, also known as Sterculia platanifolia, was named in honor of Karl Joseph von Firmiana (1718-1782).
Trees and shrubs
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