Scientific name - Pinus Coulter D. Don
With pine cone largest in the world, weighing 2-3 kg.
Popular names - Coulter pine, bigcone, pitch pine, pino real.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in California and Mexico, 800-2100 m altitude, grows on rock slopes. Grow spontaneously on Mount Diablo.
Description - monoecious tree, 15-25 m high, trunk 40-120 cm diameter, wide crown, pyramid, iregulata. Bark gray-brown, streaked andanc with solxi long iregulati. Branches ascending, stalk yearly thin, brown-purple, glauca, rugosa, become black after several years. Ovoizi buds, dark red-brown, 1.5-3 cm, resinous, scales with fringed edges, white, top cuspidata. Leaves many in a 3 beam, twisted, gray-green, pale line of stoma,subulat steep peak. Male cones are ovoid-cylindrical, 25 mm, purple-brown, orange-brown in old age. Female cones are matureaza in two years, based on symmetric, ovoid before opening, ovoid-cylindrical when it opened, 20-40 x 15 cm, yellow-brown, resin, peduncle up to 3 cm, apophyses rhombic, strong and harsh , elongated, curved. Green cones weigh 2.5-3.6 kg. Seeds ovoid, 15-22 mm, dark brown, wings up to 2.5 cm. 2n = 24
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - drought, fire, minimum temperatures (-5 ˚ C) - (-10 ˚ C) and maximum of 39 ˚ C.
Requirements - pH 5.0-8.0; soil moist, sandy or clay. Annual rainfall 250-450 mm.
Propagation - by seed under cold greenhouse, immediately after maturation. It stratify for 6 weeks to encourage germination. The final place when they transplanteaza to 30-90 cm.
Diseases and pests - Elytroderma deformans, Sirococcus strobilinus.
Natural partners and Garden - Abies concolor, Abies bracts, Aquilegia exim, Arctostaphylos glauca, Calocedrus decurrens, Pinus Attenuat, Jeffrey Pinus, Quercus chrysolepis,anicatalog.com/en/taxon175145/Quercus_durata "target =" _blank "> length Quercus, Rhamnus tomentella.
Properties and Uses - Leaf secretions inhibit the growth of plants in this species. Regenerate quickly after fires.
Combat soil erosion.
Earl B. Alexander, Robert G. Coleman, Todd Keeler Wolf - Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils and Vegetation - Oxford University Press, 2006
Forestry Compendium - Pines of Forestry Importance - CABI, 2002
LeRoy Abrams - Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States - Stanford University Press, 1923
Michael G. Barbour, William Dwight Billings - North American Terrestrial Vegetation - Cambridge University Press, 1999
Trees and shrubs
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.
Acca sellowiana is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub, a native of South America, is now widely grown in the tropics and warm climates as an ornamental, and for its fruit. In late spring it produces quantities of flowers with proeminent red stamens and pinky-white edible petals. After flowering, the foliage can be hard pruned into any shape.
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.
Actinidia deliciosa - kiwi
Actinidia deliciosa fruits are edible, used for beverages, desserts, containing vitamin C, A and E and potassium.
Abies concolor Lindl.
Silver tree - evergreen tree, used for ornamental purposes, because the pyramid shape of the crown, the colorii leaves and frost resistance. The name 'concolor' refers to the fact that leaves have the same color on both sides.
Tree, 20-30 m tall stem, 30-100 cm diameter, cintorsionata right, conical crown, becoming round-payment. Bark gray to reddish-brown, deeply breazdata. Curved branches, stalk thin, red-brown, sometimes glauca.