Scientific name - Prunus serotina Ehrh.
Synonyms - Padus serotina
Popular names - prugnolo tardivo, Padoa American, black cherry.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in North America, grows on the edge of forests on sandy soils and poor.
Description - tree, 5-20 m tall. Stem cylindrical, aromatic bark, smooth on young branches, red brown, with obvious lenticels; to old age becomes fissured and flaking in rectangular plates. Blunt-tipped shoots reddish. Leaves alternate, ovate lanceolate, attenuated at the base, acute, short petiolate, coriacee, glossy, toothed edge, the main ribs are pubescent on the underside. Flowers in raceme more or less erect, 10-15 cm long, peduncles 5-6 mm worn. Corolla white with petals up to 4 mm. Blooms in May-June. Drupa fruit black, 8-9 mm diameter; kernel with suorafatasmooth.
Diseases and pests - Armillaria Melle, Polyporus Berkeley, Tyromyces Sprague.
Curiosity - in Europe was introduced as ornamental species, but in recent years has become invasive species. In places where the plants become invasive is better to be eliminated in gardens, plants and roots to burn, not stored in compost.
Trees and shrubs
Actinidia deliciosa - kiwi
Actinidia deliciosa fruits are edible, used for beverages, desserts, containing vitamin C, A and E and potassium.
Ceratonia siliqua L.
Dioecious tree, 8 meters high. Body iregulat, erect with the latita. Gray-brown bark with longitudinal fissures. Vast and dense crown. The branches are fine young tomentoase become glabrata with timpu. Leaves persistent, alternate, paripenat-compound, with 2.5 pairs of Folio, ovata, coriacee, margin entire, glossy dark green on the upper
Asclepias currasavica - scarlet milkweed
Asclepias currasavica - species used as ornamental plants for small gardens, in combination with other herbs such as Echinacea purpurea, Ratibida pinnata, ornamental grasses.
Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
Shrub or small tree, growing 1-15 m tall. Leaves glossy, evergreen, opposite, coriacee, oval or elliptical, dark green, 7-10 cm long. Large solitary flowers, double or semiduble, white, 5.12 cm diameter. Bloom from May to September.
Fraxinus excelsior - Ash
Deciduu tree, 30-40 m high, stem right, branched at the top, crown ovoid, large and rare. A young bark is smooth, light gray green and mature forms at the thick crust with a small crack, dark color. Lujerii round, flattened at the bud, glabra, green-olive trees, with dark buds.
Scrophularia nodosa - perennial species, grows in wet forests, rape and besides water, from 0-1800 m altitude.
Sedum acre - perennial species, succulent, native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.
Perennial species, 30 cm height, 60-90 cm diameter, forming a dense bush covering the ground well. Leaves linear-lanceolata, margin entire, shiny dark green, 2,5-4 cm long x 3.6 mm wide. Flowers white, 4 petals, blossom type corymb, 9 cm diameter, January-June period of prosperity. Fruit silicula, 7 mm long.