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
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.
Genus was created by Portuguese botanist João de Loureiro (1717-1791) in the 1790 Flora Cochinchinensis for Campsis grandiflora. Linne named species with TECOM radicans and Thunberg gave the name of Bignonia radicans.
Tilia cordata - Small-leaved lime, lime hill
Scientific Name - Tilia cordata
Synonyms - Tilia parvifolia Ehrh., Tilia ulmifolia Purpose ..
Names of people - small-leaved lime, lime sulfur, lime hill, Littleleaf Linden, Lindenbluten, Tiliae flos, Fleur de Tilleul.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in Europe, grows on nutrient-rich soil in warm areas.
Description - tree, 20 feet tall. Trunk as thick (can reach up to 1 m diameter). Bark on young specimens is smooth, gray to dark gray becomes mature specimens or brown, pitted. Crown oval, conical. Olive-green stems, at first pubescent then glabrata. Buds 4-6 mm long, usually two outer scales unequal, shiny, olive-green to red-brown, terminal bud is absent. Leaves alternate, simple, subrotunde - ovate, 5-7 c
Tilia cordata - tree, native of Europe, increases in nutrient-rich soil in warm areas.
Lime flowers are the most popular remedy for colds and flu, tea is used to treat headaches, anxiety and nervous tension.
Small tree, stem 6 m tall, thin. Lujerii are pubescent. Leaves with Lamine obovata, 9-19 x 3.5-5.5 cm, short top acuminata, the acute subcoriacee, subglabra mid rib, ribs side 10-13 pairs, petiole 3.5-10 mm, slightly pubescent.
Angophora hispida Blaxell
Shrub or small tree, 4-5 m high. Gray-red bark at first smooth, exfoliating in due course. Leaves opposite, Sesia or short stalks, cordiform, 5-10 x 2.5-4.5 cm, pale green, pubescent. 3.7 flowers in a corymb, 10-15 cm diameter. Sepa free (dialisepal), green, petals free (dialipetal), white cream. Blooming in January. Fruit capsule.
Gentiana lutea - mountain species, native to southern Europe, grows on limestone bedrock, on pastures rich in organic matter, from 1000 to 2200 m altitude.
Syzygium aromaticum - clove
Small, oblong fruit with little pulp. The dried flower buds of this tree are the cloves of commerce. All parts of the tree are highly aromatic. It is used in the form of a paste or mixture as dental cement.
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.
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.
Geranium pratense - beak stork
Herbaceous perennial, stems pubescent, erect, branched dichotomy. Leaves opposite, the parties to lobate-acute, 5-7 lobed, margin evening. Flowers symmetric radiator Corola blue-purple, 5 petals obovata, 2 cm, 5 sepa lanceolata, mucronata, ovary superior, 10 stamens united at the base. Blooms in June-August.