Scientific name - Tilia tomentosa
Popular names - silver lime, silver linden.
Distribution and Habitat - South - East.
Description - tree with dense crown, rich, 30 m high, with branches erect, rounded. Lujerii annual geniculati, brown-yellow, gray tomentosi with buds ovoid, with two external scales equal, also felt. At first bark is smooth and gray, mature form shallow longitudinal furrows. Leaves 7-13 cm long, subrotund cordiforme suddenly acuminata, based cordiform to obliquely truncated, parties gear, face dark green, slightly shiny, tomentoase, white or gray inside tomentoase, lamina without tufts of hairs on veins axilele ; disposal alternative. Petiole not more than half the length of molding. Flowers large, yellow-goldHow many 5-10, trapped in the inflorescences Pendente, Cime, stellate tomentoase, shorter than leaves. In the flowers is one bracts, sessile or short pedunculata. Blooms in the months from June to July. Fruit achenes, ellipsoidal-global, low-cost or smooth, gray tomentos or glabru, 7-10 x 5-6,5 mm. Seeds oval, 5-6 x 4-5 mm. 2n = 82. Lastareste and drajoneaza strong.
Growth rate - slowly.
Tolerances - drought and air pollution.
Requirements - grows in sunny or exhibits a slight shading. Prefers rich soil, constantly reavene, loose. In periods of drought loses its leaves to reduce sweating.
Management - skims needs to develop a strong structure.
Propagation - fruits reach maturity in September-October. Seeds are spread naturally by wind and animals. The seeds remain viable for many yearsif kept in a dry and low temperature (0-2 ˚ C). To stratify the seeds in moist sand at 2-4 ˚ C for 5-6 weeks.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Green Mountain' grows quickly and tolerates drought.
Properties and Uses - of the forest species, forming mixed stands (sleauri). The wood is white, light, soft, used in carpentry, turning, furniture industry, the manufacture of pencils. Free (beams ruling of strain, the substances produced) is foloseste, after processing, the woven or bound, replacing refined. Coal result of burning wood has medicinal properties and are used in gunpowder. Bees and flowers are fragrant, with a large percentage Beekeeping.
Tilia tomentosa is considered as ornamental trees in parks, for its silvery leaves on their backs and frequently cultivated on the streets and alleys, being resistant to heat radiated by the pavement.
Flowers with bracts are rich in flavonoids, coumarins, essential oil and vitamin C. The sedative action in the brain.
Myth, Legend and Folklore - German culture was and is considered a sacred tree.
AFG Dixon - Aphid Ecology - Springer, 1997
Elizabeth McClintock - The Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco - Heyday Books, 2001
Ferrell M. Bridwell - Landscape Plants - Delmar Learning, 1994
Michael R. Bloomberg, Dr. Leslie Day Ed, Mr. Mark A. Klingler - The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
S. Mohan Jain, Pramod K. Gupta, Ronald J. Newton - Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants - Springer, 1999
Trees and shrubs
Prunus laurocerasus L.
Shrub or small tree, 6 m high. Leaves evergreen, alternate, coriacee, lamina lanceolata-obovata, top acute, base cuneata, upper surface glossy green, the bottom is opaque, ribbed clear, ribbed robust short.
Hibiscus syriacus - shrub to 3 m high, native of India and China, naturalized in southern Europe. cultivated as an ornamental tree in parks and public gardens, the street alignments or as hedges.
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.
Genus belongs to the Malvaceae, tribe Malvavisceae, which is characterized by a number of corporate sites is double that of carpelelor.
Ailanthus altissima - cenuser, false castor
Ailanthus altissima - tree quickly ascending, with large pinnate leaves and terminal flower bouquets green-white.
Sophora derived from Arabic and means tree with pea flowers. Specific epithet is in honor davidii Abbe Armand David, a French missionary and naturalist who contributed to the knowledge of flora and fauna of China.
Sophora davidii is from Hubei, China, where it grows on rocky places at elevations of 1 000 - 3 500 m.
Saxifraga squarrosa - endemic sub-species of sub-Eastern Alps, grows on limestone rocks and debris, from 1200 m to 2500 m altitude.
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.