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
Dracaena marginata Lemarck
Popular names: English - Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon-Tree, Hawaii - money tree.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck is an evergreen species native to Madagascar, was imported into Europe in the XVII century. Bush by 6 m high, formed more vertical stems. Leaves arranged spiral, simple, Sesia, entire, linear, evergreen, green with reddish margins, 15-45 x 0,7-3 cm; nervatiuni parallel.
Mammillaria tlalocii 'caespitosa' - cactus global branch at the base. Tulpuna spherical, time becomes columnara, 20 x 7 cm. 16-22 thorns radial, 1-2 mm long. 2.4 spin central, 6-10 mm long, dark brown. Flower pink-carmine, 12-14 x 8-10 mm.
Lotus maculatus Breitf.
Herbaceous, with the stem wood, under-shrub pendulum. Strain up to 1.5 m high, glabra, gray-green silky, internoduri 35-45 mm stipele children. Leaves imparipenat, 5 folio; foliole 10-25 x 1 mm, subulate or linear, convex upper and concave lower edges entire, top obtuse-rounded, surface moderately pubescent.
Trees and shrubs
Ribes uva-crispa - agris, grapes bear
Thorny shrub, 1 m high. Gray-brown bark is exfoliating. Rich stem branched divaricata. Branches long, thin, gray-brown with yellow top, pubescent glabrata in youth and adulthood. Leaves simple, cordiforme, 3-5 lobed, toothed, long stalks
Caesalpinia gilliesii - a species native to temperate and subtropical regions of South America, grown on every continent as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, may naturalize in areas where the climate is favorable.
Evergreen shrub, 2-3 m high, stem thin, highly ramified, almost glabru. Leaves alternate, petiolate, membranous, paripenat compound, 2-3 pairs of folio; stipele linear, obsolete, or oblong-folio oblonga lanceolata, 5 x 1 cm, top acute or obtuse, base round and asymmetrical, the ventral green, glabra .
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.
Calycanthus floridus L.
Shrub 1.8-4 m tall, multiple stems, erect, clocks the fruit. Buds small, round, naked, brown-pubescent. Scaorta smooth lenticele, by burning aromatic, dark gray-brown. Leaves opposite, decidue, simple ovata to elliptic, entire, aromatic if they are broken, shiny, dense tomentoase inside, spring green, autumn is yellow or yellow-versa.
Asclepias fruticosa - shrub native from South Africa, introduced in the Mediterranean for textiles.
Schinus molle - evergreen tree, 3-15 m tall. Originally from Argentina, Bolivia and Peru where it grows from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Cultivated soil erosion, but also as ornamental species, or bonsai.
Nicotiana alata - perennial species, native to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The genus name 'Nicotiana' was given in honor of Jean Nicot of Villemain, French consul in Lisbon, which in 1560 sent seeds to France.