Scientific name - Lagerstroemia indica L.
Lagerstroemia was named after Magnus von Lagerstroem Swedish botanist who collected plants from India for Carl Linnaeus.
Popular names - Myrtle crack, crack Myrtle Queens, Indian lilac, sarusuberi, hyaku-jikkò.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from China.
Description - deciduu tree. Global Crown-espansa. Body nodosa, latit basis. Ritidom thin, white-yellow, smooth, glossy. Decidue leaves, opposite or alternate, distances, almost sessile, lamina glabra, elliptic-lanceolata, shiny green on top, the green opaque on the bottom, edge entire, top acute, 7 x 2-3 cm, autumn leaves are brown - purple. Blossom panic terminal, 8-20 cm long, pedicel and peduncle bracts. Flowers about 4 cm, pink-purple or carmine, 2-3 cm diameter. Blooms in July-August. Fruit capsulesto dehiscence, opening only at the top.
Growth rate - moderate.
Requirements - soil moist, well-drained, sunny exhibitions.
Management - are clipped annually after flowering.
Propagation - by seeds or seedlings.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Carolina Beauty' - 6 m high, red flowers. Hang up to -19 ° C.
'Centennial Spirit' - dark red flowers, blooming in June-July, autumn leaves are red - orange. Hang up to -30 ° C.
'Victor' - 0.9 m high, red flowers, blooming in July-August.
Properties and Uses - Ornamental trees used in parks and gardens, the shaft alignment.
David A. Francko - Palms Will not Grow Here and Other Myths - Timber Press, 2003
Horacle Freestone Clay, James C. Hubbard, Rick Golta - Tropical Shrubs - University of Hawaii Press, 1987
Mark K. Stebbins - Flowering Trees of Florida - Pineapple, 1999
Michael A. Dirr - Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for warms climates - Timber Press, 2002
Ran Levy-Yamamori, Gerard Taafe - Garden Plants of Japan - Timber Press, 2004
Trees and shrubs
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
Ilex perado - small tree, port pyramidal, evergreen. Originally from the Canary Islands, dense forests grow in the Aqua Garcia, in association with Apollonias barbujana, Arbutus canariensis, Laurus Azores, Myrsine canariensis, Ocotal foetens, Persea indica, Prunus Lusitania subsp. hixa, Visna mocanera.
Lycium barbarum - sea of fencing
Thorny shrub, 1-3 m high, stems Pendente .. Leaves alternate, glabra, short stalks, language ovat-elliptic, top acute, base cuneata, margins entire, 1-5.5 x 0.5-1.5 cm. Flowers hermaphrodite, axillary, solitary or in groups, calyx 0.3-0.4 cm long, 5-lobed or consonant, Corola infundibuliforma, 1-1.2 cm, pale purple, petals strong reflexes
Thunberg mysorensis is used as an ornamental species for rapid growth and flowers arranged in raceme. Blooms in July-September.
Evergreen shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, palmately-compound, with 7.9 Folio, coriacee, folio obovata, glabra, margin entire, nervatiune pinnate, petiole thin, 12-15 cm long. Blossom terminal, glabra, 20 cm long, flowers arranged in umbele raceme, 0.7-1 cm in diameter, pedicel 5.8 mm long. Fruit drupe, ovoid, orange, 5 x 4 mm.
Bush deciduu, wood. Iregulata crown, branches couples glabra, 4-5 m high. Leaves alternate, simple, rough, 12 x 2-4 cm long, the upper part at first is tomentoasa then becomes glabra, opaque green, the underside is silver viloasa easy.
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate
Cassia angustifolia - ornamental shrub, belongs to the family Fabaceae, native of northern Africa.
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.