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
Teline canariensis - shrub native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius, from 500 to 1500 m altitude.
Shrub or small tree, 1-5 m height, stalk Rosietici, smooth or slightly ribbed or tubers, glauca, purple. Leaves with lamina narrow-lanceolata, lanceolata or narrow-oblong-elliptical, 8-21 x 3.8 cm, the attenuated cuneata, top acute or obtuse, petiole up to 5 mm long. Petals 2-3, 8.12 mm long, ovata.
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Aster amellus - a species native to Europe and Asia, common in the collinear, dry and sunny at the edge boschetelor grow on limestone bedrock, from 0 to 800 m altitude.
Tribulus terrestris - the old woman's teeth
Herbaceous annual, prostrata, with branches 80 cm long. Paripenat-compound leaves, 4-8 folio, oblong folio, 4.12 x 4 mm. Sepa 2-4 mm long. Petals 3.6 mm long. Stigma pyramidal-elongated. Blooms in May-September.
Haplophyllum patavinum belongs to the family Rutaceae, dedicated to the city of Padova (IT). Species by extinction due to habitat destruction, species protected by law (in Italy).
Bush, 60-150 cm tall. Branches green, thin, pubescent, with 4.12 edges. Leaves pubescent, with some softwood apuncte, leaves from the branches are placed 3.6 in each verticil, language ovat-elliptic, 8.5-16 x 6-9 mm, top acute, sparsely toothed, leaves are opposite dinsre top Lujerul, linear, whole.
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819