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
Indigofera jucunda - shrub or small tree, evergreen, native to the forests of Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, near rocks and rivers.
Pachira aquatica growing naturally along rivers in Central and South America. Is cultivated in world wide like ornamental, in hedges or solitary. Resistant to drought anf flooding.
The seeds of P. aquatica are delicious raw, boiled or roasted. Young leaves and flowers are also edible. The seeds are high in protein and edible oil.
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Leonotis Leonurus - a species native to southern Africa but cultivated throughout the world as ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Leonotis grecum derived from 'Leon' = lion, and 'Otis' = ear alluding to the shape of the corolla.
Cutter paniculata L.
Cutter paniculata L. - shrub or small tree of between 3-12 m tall, native of north-eastern India, Bengal, and Andaman. Ritidom black-brown. Leaves alternate, oval-lanceolata, top acute, margin entire or slightly evening, glabra, 10-20 cm long, ribbed by 1-1.5 cm, pubescent; stipele linear-lanceolata, acuminata, pubescent
Dombeya tiliacea (Endl.) Planch.
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.
Digitalis purpurea - ornamental species, the size and elegant in almost any soil type and situation.
Digitalis purpurea digitalina contains a powerful drug used for heart disease. London was introduced in the 1650s in the pharmacopoeias.