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
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.
Encyclia Hanbury (Lindley) Schlechter, 1914.
Herbaceous perennial, evergreen. Pseudobulb 8 x 4 cm. 1.2 leaves, elliptic-lanceolata, or elliptic-oblong, obtuse, 23 x 3 cm. Raceme blossom or panic, 100 cm long, 15-35 flowers, flower 5 cm diameter.
Composition of Iris reticulata
Cultivation and maintenance of species Begonia rex
Rizomatoasa species. Leaves ovata, 20 cm long, the edges present pear, green metallic dark green stripe in the center and on the languages, separated by a concentric zone silver. Flowers pink, 3 cm in diameter. Blooms in winter.
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
Trees and shrubs
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Dombeya tiliacea (Endl.) Planch.
Shrub or small tree, 3.10 x 2.7 m, trunk branched, bark dark gray, rough. Leaves alternate, 4.9 x 3-7 cm, three-lobed basis cordata, margine teeth face bottom covered with fine hairs, stalks pelos, 1-3 cm. Flowers campanulata, 3-4 cm diameter, axillary or terminal, solitary or grouped in a raceme, petals white, obovata.
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Impatiens parviflora - species herbaceous annual. Hailing from northeast Asia, Europe grow in the forests of beech, river edges, from 500 to 1200 m altitude.
Haplophyllum patavinum belongs to the family Rutaceae, dedicated to the city of Padova (IT). Species by extinction due to habitat destruction, species protected by law (in Italy).
Spartium junceum - native to the Canary Islands and Mediterranean Basin, grows in arid places, ground limestone, from plain to 600-2000 m, in association with Quercus pubescens, Quercus ilex, Fraxinus ornus, Cotinus coggygria.
Evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-2 m high. Branched or with a single stem, thin, often branched stalk with fine hairs, covered with scars of fallen leaves. Leaves alternate, elliptic-round, 5-15 x 5-10 mm, top and tapered-round basis, margins finely toothed or entire, glossy dark green on upper side, more pale green inside; countries, glabra, occasionally glandular, ribbed very short.