Scientific name - skimmi japonica
Popular names -
Distribution and Habitat - originating in the forests of Japan and Taiwan.
Description - 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, pedicel with bractei opposite, subulate, calyx with 4-5 sepa, Corola with 5 petals oblong. Blooming period - from February to April. Global drupe fruit, bright red, 8 mm in diameter.
Growth rate - slowly.
Tolerances - tolerate atmospheric pollution. Hang up to temperatures (-15 ° C).
Requirements - acid soil, pH 5.0 - 5.7, well-drained. If increased to ghivece can easily replant this spring. Prefers shady places or partial shading.
Management - is the crown trimming after flowering. After several years, can cut the old stems to 10 cm from the ground to maintain vigorous bush.
Propagation - by seeds and root cuttings. The seeds are cleaned of flesh before seeding will germinate in 3-4 weeks. Root cuttings are taken in July-August, 7.10 cm long seedlings. He needs 18 months before being moved to the garden. So multiplying by buts and the greenhouse varieties are cold.
Diseases and pests -
Cultivars and varieties - 'fragrans', Nymans',' Red Princess', 'rubella', 'Scarlet Queen', 'Veitchii'.
Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species, male specimens (♂) were pleasant smelling flowers.
H. Van Dijk - Encyclopedia of Border Plants - Routledge, 1999
Jacqueline Herit - Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges - Creative Homeowner, 2005
Kathleen Fisher - Taylor's Guide to Shrubs - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001
Bush or undergrowth, 30-60 cm. Leaves petiolate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 25-30 x 7-10 cm, spiny-toothed, crenate or sinuous lobate, grooved records and white ribs. Blossom terminal or axillary, pyramidal spike. Flowers Sesi, yellow bractei large to ovata lanceolata. Calyx 8-10 mm. Corola yellow, 3.8-5 cm, corolla tube 3-3.5 cm, upper petal is erect, about 8 mm, biloba, lower petal is tri-lobate
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.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia
Trees and shrubs
Quercus cerris L. - Turkey Oak
Quercus cerris - a species native to south-eastern Europe, cultivated as an ornamental tree, singly or in small groups.
Quercus robur - oak, Tufan
native trees (Romania), robust 50 m high, 1-2 m stem diameter, crown wide, irregular. Ritidom dark brown, deep furrow. Crown deep and wide, with vigorous branches, units, stretched horizontally, can cover the maximal development of 200-300 sqm. Lujerii annually, vigorous, edge, brown-olive trees, glabra, with small lenticele rare.
Tree. Stem thick, iregulat branched, 8-20 m high, small trunk with rough bark and dark, horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, dark green, elliptical language, 10-20 x 6.9 cm, the round, top round, margins entire, ribs parallel and perpendicular to the mid rib. Flowers in axillary Cime of 4-15 flowers blossom is white rachides cream, white flowers, 2.5 cm diameter and 0.8-1.4 cm long.
Liana Wood, single, semi-evergreen, perennial. Strain gray-brown with prominent lenticele. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound, 5 folio ribbed stipelate. Oblonga call to Foliolele ovat-elliptic, the round, ribbed 4.5 to 10 cm long. Raceme axillary blossom, clocks, male flowers are arranged terminal
Deciduu or semi-evergreen shrub, prostrat, 50-150 cm tall and 1.2-1.8 m wide, often branched, with horizontal branches. Buds are pink opening spring. Suborbiculare or elliptical leaves, glossy dark green. The flowers are pink, small, almost Sesi, 1-2, anther white blooms in May-June, attracting bees.
Salpichroa organifolia - perennial, rhizomatic and subfrutescenta. Hailing from South America, naturalized and naturalized French Atlantic coast, around the Mediterranean, Corsica and Spain wet substrates increases from 0 to 600 m altitude.
Leaves opposite, or verticil every 3.5 leaves, simple, and with the parties they lanceolata, 1-25 cm long, evergreen or decidue. Flower swing; 4 sepa long, thin, short petals 4, ovary inferior. Fruit 5-25 mm, green-reddish, red or purple, edible. Seeds numerous.
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.