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
Tree 25 m high. Trunk erect, branched. Ritidom smooth, dark gray. Crown broad, thick, tapered. Leaves persistent, alternate, coriacee, lamina ovat-oblong, acute, entire and slightly wavy edge on the upper side and glossy green color, on the underside is brown-rust, pubescent, ribbed central rib obvious; nervatiuni pinnate secondary.
Thevetia peruviana - leandru yellow
Evergreen shrub, 6 m high. Stem erect, cylindrical, branched, smooth, green, presents latex. Leaves simple subsesile, alternate, arranged spiral limb linear, entire edge, top acute, glabra, 8-16 cm long.
Hibiscus syriacus - shrub to 3 m high, native of India and China, naturalized in southern Europe. cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and public gardens, the street alignments or as hedges.
African Sparmannia - shrub or small tree, native of southern Africa, as a species grown across the globe or outdoor ornamental pot.
Evergreen shrub, 1.2 m high. Strain with 4 edges. Leaves opposite, membranous, soft, dark green upper side and reddish on the underside, nervatiune obvious, limb oblong-lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, base cuneata, 8-12 x 20-30 cm. Cime axillary inflorescences. Calyx with 4 SEPA.
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.
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.