Popular names - Japanese Flowering Crabapple, kaidò zumi.
Description - deciduu tree of 4.10 m high, native of Japan. Bark smooth, red-brown to gray on older branches is gray-brown. Floriferi buds are red. Leaves ovat-elliptic, alternate, deeply marigini soirees, ribbed, dark green in summer, yellow fall, 4-8 cm long, pinnate nervatiune. Flowers 3 cm diameter, white. Inflorest in April-May. Fruit yellow, 0.5-1 cm in diameter. Seeds oblong-obovoide, apex obtuse, 4.4x2 mm. Surface glossy, yellow-brown, 2n = 34.
Growth rate - average.
Tolerances - moderate drought and salty soils.
Requirements - prefers clay soils, moderately moist, well-drained, acidic, exhibitions sunny full sun.
Management - trimming is realizaeaza in May, the later in June, after flowering.
Propagation - cuttings and seeds. The fruits are held in water for 24 hours. To stratify the seeds in moist sand for 60 days at 20 ° C night and 30 ° C day, cover with about 0.5 cm from nisip.
Pests and diseases - may be attacked by aphids, Popillia japonica. It is quite resistant against disease.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Donald Wyman' - red buds, white flowers, bright-red fruit;
'Harves Gold' - pink buds, white flowers, yellow fruit which lasted until December on the shaft;
& lsquo; Jewelberry '- pink buds, white flowers, bright-red fruits that persist until autumn;
'Liset' - pink-red flowers pale-reddish fruits Maroni;
'Mary Potter' - pink buds, white flowers, red fruits, not a good disease resistance;
'Profision' - tomato shoots, flowers purple, 3 cm in diameter, dark red fruit;
'Red Jade' - buds, flowers and fruits dark red-pink;
'White Angel' - pink buds, white flowers, red fruit;
Properties and Uses - Ornamental species used in parks, gardens, parking, horses alignments along paths, can result in the form of bonsai. Birds and squirrels are attracted to fructe. As an alternative to species Malus floribunda can use Malus ioensis.
In traditional medicine, flowers and buds, is used to treat absceselor, open wounds and scars. Buds and flowers are preserved 7 days in darkness, then is kept in cotton bags. Thus is obtained and apple cider vinegar, just 7 days after other flowers are placed in vinegar for 30 minutes.
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Trees and shrubs
Firmiana simplex - also known as Sterculia platanifolia, was named in honor of Karl Joseph von Firmiana (1718-1782).
Firmiana simplex - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens in shady and protected from winds exhibitions.
Evergreen tree. Leaves opposite, coriacee, oblong to elliptic-lanceolata, 8-18 x 2-4.5 cm, top acuminata, petiole 2-4 mm long. Male cones are cylindrical, grouped 3-4 at underarms, female cones are solitary, the armpit leaves.
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
Cassia angustifolia - ornamental shrub, belongs to the family Fabaceae, native of northern Africa.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.
Schinus molle - evergreen tree, 3-15 m tall. Originally from Argentina, Bolivia and Peru where it grows from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Cultivated soil erosion, but also as ornamental species, or bonsai.
Primula cousin - cuckoo boot
Primula cousin - Herbaceous perennial with cylindrical rhizome, native to Europe and Asia, grows through meadows, sunny pastures, edges of woods, from hills to the alpine region.
Reseda lutea - herbaceous annual, papilla or glabrous. Hailing from Europe, increases alkaline soils, fields, dry ribs, from 0 to 2000 m altitude.
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.