Scientific name - Pinus radiata
Synonyms - Pinus insignis, Pinus tubers.
Popular names - Menterey Pine, Radiata Pine.
Distribution and Habitat - the natural range is coastal California, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo, up to 1200 m altitude.
Description - 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. Shoots ovoizi-cylindrical, red-brown, 1.5 cm, resinous. Aciforme leaves, each divided into a bunch 3, persist 3-4 years, 8-20 cm x 1.3-2 mm, straight, yellow-green, fine line of stoma, conical peak. Male cones are yellow, 12 mm long, female cones are AsimTrice, ovoid, 7-15 cm long, brown, shiny. Seeds wing, 6-7 mm long, wing 12-18 mm long, matureaza in February, 2 years after pollination. 2n = 24
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - tolerate moderate frost.
Requirements - poor soils and drought.
Propagation - the seeds are spread by wind.
Diseases and pests - Agrobacterium, Dioryctria splendidella, Rhyaciona buolania.
Natural partners and Garden - Arctostaphylos tomentosa, Diplacus aurantiacus subsp. aurantiacus, muricta Pinus, Pinus ponderosa, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Sequoia sempervirens, Symphoricarpos mollis, Vaccinium ovatum
Cultivars and varieties - 'Aurea' has a conical crown, gold leaf, 'Goldie' wet climates but prefer good drainage.
Properties and Uses- Species adapted to periodic fires.
Conuruile are consumed by squirrels.
Species used for reforestation trails in New Zealand, Chile, Australia and South Africa.
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Trees and shrubs
Indigofera jucunda - shrub or small tree, evergreen, native to the forests of Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, near rocks and rivers.
Wisteria sinensis - Chinese wisteria
Wisteria sinensis - is considered invasive in some places around the globe. In most cases become established in places where it is cultivated ornamental.
Where there is danger of becoming glycineinvasive is better to be replaced with Aristolochia macrophylla, Bignonoa capreolata, Campsis radicand, Lonicera sempervirens, Wisteria frutescens.
Evergreen shrub. Branches erect. Leaves green, alternate or subverticilate, 6-21 x 2.5 cm, limb oblong, coriaceu, top acuminata, edge entire, nervatiune pinnate. Flowers arranged in terminal panicule, small flowers, hermaphrodite
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.
Pinus coulteri D. Don
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.
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.
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.