Scientific Name - Fremontodendron californicum
Popular names - Fremont California, Slippery Elm, flannelbush.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in Baja California, California and Arizona. Genus was named by JC Fremont.
Description - shrub or small tree, 3-8 m tall. Leaves simple, alternate, evergreen, elliptical-ovata, palmate-lobed, pale green and sparsely pubescent on both sides, petiole; stipele decidue. Flowers bisexual, radial, 35-60 mm in diameter, three sepa united at the base, yellow, mucronate, petals absent, stamens 5. Blooms in May-June. Fruit capsule, ovoid, densely pubescent, 2-2.5 cm long, seeds 2-3 black or dark brown, short pubescent.
Growth rate -
Tolerances - tolerates dry soils and is sensitive to moisture in summer. Can withstand temperatures (-10) - (-15) ° C for short periods.
Requirements - prefer alkaline soils, well-drained, semi-shaded or shaded exhibition.
Propagation - the seeds, moisten the 48 hours in warm water and like the cold greenhouse, in late winter. The seedlings in July-August in sand in cold greenhouse.
Pests and diseases -
Garden Partners - Ceanothus, Digitalis, Paeonia, Iris, Syringa vulgaris, Zantedeschia aethiopica, Lupinus, Astilbe, Lobelia and Geranium.
Trees and shrubs
Ginkgo biloba - maidenhair tree
Ginkgo biloba is deciduous tree native to China. Is a hardy tree tolerating a variety of climate and soil types, but not tolerate extreme frost.
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.
Capparis spinosa L. - caper
Undergrowth, with root wood and lignificate stems at the base, erect in the basal portions. Leaves alternate, two stipele turned into thorns, persistent or obsolete, short stalks, oval or subrotund language, edge entire, flashy, green-glauca. Flowers solitary, peduncle long in upper leaf axilla; calyx of 4 sepa green, Corola of 4 white petals, stamens many red-purple color.
Flourensia cernua - tarbush
Flourensia cernua is deciduous shrub, from Chihuahuan Desert. In northern Mexico, the leaves and flower heads were used historically to make a decoction for treating indigestion.
Ceratonia siliqua L.
Dioecious tree, 8 meters high. Body iregulat, erect with the latita. Gray-brown bark with longitudinal fissures. Vast and dense crown. The branches are fine young tomentoase become glabrata with timpu. Leaves persistent, alternate, paripenat-compound, with 2.5 pairs of Folio, ovata, coriacee, margin entire, glossy dark green on the upper
Ribes uva-crispa - agris, grapes bear
Thorny shrub, 1 m high. Gray-brown bark is exfoliating. Rich stem branched divaricata. Branches long, thin, gray-brown with yellow top, pubescent glabrata in youth and adulthood. Leaves simple, cordiforme, 3-5 lobed, toothed, long stalks
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.
Callistephus chinensis - annual species, 10-70 cm tall, native to Asia. Species cultivated as ornamental in gardens and parks.