It has also been introduced to Belize , Costa Rica and Nicaragua , growing at 1200–3000 m altitude. * Cupressus lusitanica , ( Cedro Blanco ; Teotlate , distinctive names used in Mexico); Cedro Blanco means White Cedar and is also known as Mexican White...
The species is often smaller, stunted and twisted in coastal exposures. * Of symmetrical conical habit; needles stiff, often twisted, dark green, to 7"; cones 2-4 1/2"; native to California, where it is used ornamentally.
* Mature shoots are bound into bunches and used as scourers or as besoms. * The female flowers are followed by a red berry, and the seeds are bird-distributed, but the plant also spreads vegetatively by means of rhizomes.
Crop Year: 2014
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 8
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 7
Common Name: Butcher's Broom, Knee Holly, Jew's Myrtle
* It occurs within a rainfalls regime mostly in summer. It has been introduced in New Zealand near sea level and has done well. * Smooth-bark Mexican Pine ( Pinus pseudostrobus ), ( Chamite and Pacingo ) distinctive names in Spanish, tree endemic to Mexico...
The water in which the leaves are cooked is used in making corn pudding . * The seed is used in pinole or ground into a meal and used as a thickener in making bread or mixed with flour in making bread.
* Juniperus osteosperma ( Utah Juniper ; syn. Utahensis ) is a shrub or small tree reaching 3-6 m (rarely to 9 m) tall. It grows at moderate altitudes of 1,300-2,600 m, on dry soils, often together with Pinus monophylla .
The amount of acorns produced can also vary year to year, one year there may be about 32,000 acorns and the next year there may be very few. * One of the largest southwestern oaks, this handsome tree reaches its greatest size in canyons and other moist...
It is native to eastern Asia from the Himalaya east to Japan * Evergreen except in cold climates; delicate compound leaves, reddish when new, later blue-green; attractive white flowers in panicles atop the stems, followed by beautiful bright red berries;...
Trees should be planted into their permanent positions when they are quite small, between 30 and 90cm. We actually plant them out when they are about 5 - 10cm tall. It appears in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and northern New Mexico , with an isolated...
Common Name: Bristlecone Pine, Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Foxtail Pine, Colorado Bristlecone Pine, Hickory Pine
* Pinus engelmannii, commonly known as the Apache pine, is a tree of Northern Mexico, in the Sierra Madre Occidental with its range extending a short distance into the United States in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.
And it is considered a noxious weed in California! * Very tolerant of maritime exposure and salt-laden winds, it is also very fast growing. Increases in height of between 1 and 2.5 metres per year have been recorded even in exposed positions, it makes...
Also tolerates some drought. Can be grown as a hedge. * Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prune in early spring. Tolerates wide range of soils, including dry rocky or sandy soils.
They keep their blue color well after drying. * This is an excellent plant to use for cut flowers and dried flowers. * It is very cold hardy, coming from Siberia, and will also tolerate drought and saline conditions.
* Pinus clausa ( Sand Pine , Sandhill Pine ) is a small, often shrubby tree from 5–10 m (16–33 ft), exceptionally to 21 m (69 ft) tall, found in two separate locations, one across central peninsular Florida , and the other in the western Florida panhandle...
* The specific epithet pungens means "sharply pointed", referring to the leaves. * This species has a deeply penetrating root system that firmly anchors the tree against winds. * It is a popular ornamental tree found far beyond its native range.
Germination Test Type: Actual
Botanical Name: Picea pungens glauca CO Rio Grande
However, pre-treatment of the seed in very hot water may be needed. The bark is employed in astringent baths and poultices. Viscosa flowers lack petals during evolution to increase exposure to the wind.
The genus name is Greek - rhapis, meaning "needle"; and the species name is Latin for "tall", an ironic name choice as R. Excelsa is not the tallest in the genus. It is not known in the wild; all known plants come from cultivated groups in China.
They are usually multi-stemmed with an open and loosely rounded crown. * Cephalotaxus fortunei, commonly called the Chinese Plum Yew, simply Plum Yew, Chinese Cowtail Pine or in Chinese as San Jian Shan (Chinese: ???; pinyin: s?nji?nsh?n), is a coniferous...
* Can tolerate dry and warm sites, can grow on various types of soil. * Growing up to 25-30m high and up to 1m in diameter. * The cones are cylindrical, 9-18 cm long, greenish-pink to purple before maturity.
* The bush is native to the Mediterranean region, growing wild on walls or in rocky coastal areas throughout. * White flowers to 3" across. * The flower buds are pickled and used as a flavouring in sauces, salads etc.
* A delicious tea is made by steeping the green or dried twigs inboiling water until they turn an amber or pink colour. * Ephedra nevadensis ( Nevada ephedra ) is a species of Ephedra native to dry areas of western North America.
It was introduced to the U.S. in the middle of the 20th century and was not distributed until the 1960s. * Introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the southwest U.S. because it tolerates dry winds and alkaline soils.
Seeds Per Pound: 9,094
Quantity: 39.22 lb
Germination Test Type: cut
Height: 50 feet
Common Name: Afghan Pine, Mondell Pine, Lone Star Christmas Tree, Desert Pine, Elder Pine, Eldarica Pine
* This shrub has a typical size of three to five meters - 9-15 feet in height. * The etymology of the species name derives from the Greek “kerkos”, from which the genus name root cerco derives, meaning "tail", referring to the tail-like appearance...
Quantity: 0.06 lb
Seeds Per Pound: 12,030
Collection Locale: CA
Common Name: Mountain Mahogany, California Mountain Mahogany, Western Mountain Mahogany
Ingestion of the leaves can be fatal. It is being investigated for use as a biofuel. It is a common roadside weed in the southwestern United States, and an invasive plant species in California native plant habitats.