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
Cassia angustifolia - ornamental shrub, belongs to the family Fabaceae, native of northern Africa.
Teline nervosa - endemic of the Canary Islands, rape increases from 650 to 700 m altitude, in association with Aeonium undulatum, Carlina salicifolia, Crambe pritzelii, Hypericum canariensis, Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis, Sonchus leptocephalus.
Evergreen shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, palmately-compound, with 7.9 Folio, coriacee, folio obovata, glabra, margin entire, nervatiune pinnate, petiole thin, 12-15 cm long. Blossom terminal, glabra, 20 cm long, flowers arranged in umbele raceme, 0.7-1 cm in diameter, pedicel 5.8 mm long. Fruit drupe, ovoid, orange, 5 x 4 mm.
Tree 15-40 m high, trunk 1 m in diameter. Subsesile leaves or stalks, stalks up to 3 cm long, glabru or glabrescent; language to narrow obovata ovata, ovat-lanceolata, 6-15 x 2.5-7 cm, margins evening, the round, top-acute acuminata.
Albizzia julibrissin - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and gardens, in groups of three, or street alignments.
Genus was named by Antonio Duranzzini, in 1772 by Italian Filippo degli Albizzi.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia
Drypetes natalensis (Harv.) Hutch
Small tree, 10 m high, branches edges. Leaves alternate, language narrow oblong or elliptic, round base, asymmetrical, margins deeply soirees, shiny dark green on the upper face, and green inside. Stipele linear, 0.1 cm. Flowers in bundles, appear in the armpit leaves and on old wood, male flowers are nested sepa 4.5, 0 petals
Clerodendrum bungei - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens and in pots but terraces. Leaves crushed leaves an unpleasant odor. In hot and humid climates become invasive.