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.
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Trees and shrubs
Evergreen shrub originating in Southern Ireland and Mediterranean regions, grows slowly, up to 3 to 10 m, reddish bark, young branches are red-hot, dense crown. Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolata, 5-10 cm long, parties, except ribs smooth, glossy dark green, pinnate nervatiune. Flowers white to pale pink, sometimes stained with red, 5-10 mm long, campanulata, odorless, ready to panicule 5 cm long, anther clocks.
Menzies ferruginea Smith
Shrub 1-2 m tall, thin stalk, reddish brown, slightly pubescent, terminal buds in bouquets, bark red-brown to gray-brown, thin, becomes scaly. Leaves alternate, decidue, nervatiune pinnate, obovata-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, dark green on upper and pale green inside, margins entire or soirees.
Polygala chamaebuxus - perennial, evergreen, subfrutescenta, native to Central, Eastern and South-East, it grows on rocky places in alpine floor.
Davidia involucrata var. involucrata
Arbore pana la 20 m inaltime; coroana la inceput conica apoi devine neregulata, ramuri orizontale. Scoarta gri-maronie. Mugurele terminal are forma ovoida, 6-7 mm lungime, acuminat, rosu-brun inchis. Mugurii laterali 6-8 mm lungime.
Quercus robur - oak, Tufan
native trees (Romania), robust 50 m high, 1-2 m stem diameter, crown wide, irregular. Ritidom dark brown, deep furrow. Crown deep and wide, with vigorous branches, units, stretched horizontally, can cover the maximal development of 200-300 sqm. Lujerii annually, vigorous, edge, brown-olive trees, glabra, with small lenticele rare.
Daphne mezereum - spurge Laurel
Daphne mezereum - deciduu shrub, native of Europe and Western Asia, cultivated as an ornamental shrub.
All species of the genus Daphne are toxic. Contact with fruit juice or resin skin irritation.
Kigelia is a genus with a singke species, which is cultivated as an ornamental tree.
Sausage tree is a tree whit a invasive root system, so keep it clear of buildings and paving.
New species of Betula in China
Tree, strain 25 m high and 60 cm in diameter. Bark dark gray or gray-brown, longitudinal cracks and is exfoliating. Branches reddish brown or gray-brown, densely glandular Vilo and resin. Petiole 1.5-3.0 cm, densely dotted Vilos resin.