The flowers are produced before the leaves, as with most members of the Magnolia subgenus Yulania. * The wood is soft and light. Used for engraving, utensils, matches etc. * It blooms in the early spring, showing white flowers with hints of pale pink...
* Black, blue and brown dyes are obtained from the dried leaves. * The young leaves are used as a tea substitute. * It is a small Maple with deciduous leaves that is grown as a garden subject or boulevard tree.
* The leaves contain the dyestuff quercetin. They also contain about 30% tannin. * The tree is extremely cold hardy and has a brillant red fall color. * Black, blue and brown dyes are obtained from the dried leaves.
* Creamy white flowers, to 10" wide, very fragrant; leaves, to 2' long, grow in clusters at the branch tips--hence the common name. * The flowers are large, 15-25 cm diameter, with six to nine creamy-white petals and a large red style, which later develops...
* White flowers in long clusters; may be a tree or shrub; egg-shaped fruit with five "wings"; prefers moist sandy loam; native to Japan and China. * Pterostyrax corymbosa is a deciduous Tree growing to 12 m (39ft 4in) at a fast rate.It is hardy to zone...
* This species boasts the largest simple leaf and single flower of any native plant in North America. * It is a medium-sized understory tree 15-20 m tall, distinguished from other magnolias by the large leaf size, 25-80 cm long and 11-30 cm broad.
Flowers appear in May-June (somewhat late for trees) and give way to grayish-brown drupes which persist into late autumn. Features small pendulous clusters of bell-shaped, mildly fragrant, pale pink, long-stalked flowers (3/4" long) with showy yellow...
* The wood is heavy, strong, very hard. The species epithet and common names are from the Amur River region, where the tree originated. * Attractive compound leaves, gray-green when young, olive green when mature; white flowers in 5" erect clusters in...
* 4" pure white bowl-shaped flowers with red stamens face more or less downward; a shrubby species; sun or part shade; doesn't like limey soils; native to Japan and Korea It is named after the German doctor Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796–1866).
* This species is grown as an ornamental and used for timber. N and W Guangdong, NE and SE Guangxi, Guizhou, S and W Hunan, S Jiangxi, SE Yunnan [N Vietnam]. * Native to evergreen broad-leaved forests; 500-1700 m.
* All parts of the plant are poisonous, although mortality is very rare. Alpinum with the denser flowers of L. Symptoms of laburnum poisoning may include intense sleepiness, vomiting, convulsive movements, coma, slight frothing at the mouth and unequally...
Common Name: Waterer Golden Chain Tree, Waterer Laburnum, Goldenchain Tree
* The young leaves can be added to salads whilst both old and young leaves can be used as a flavouring and as a thickening agent in soups. * Beautiful fall color, yellow, orange, purple, and scarlet; curious mitten-shaped or three-lobed leaves; often...
It is not a true fruit but a swollen receptacle. * The fruit can be dried when they have the sweet flavour and texture of raisins and can be used similarly. The fruit is up to 3cm long, it contains 11.4% glucose, 4.7% fructose and 12.6% sucrose.
Broad-oval leaves (2-4” long) are sharply-serrulate. Apricots are technically edible fresh from the plant (some say bitter and inedible), but are at any rate of very poor quality in comparison to commercially sold common apricots (Prunus armeniaca).
Common Name: Japanese Flowering Apricot, Japanese Apricot, Chinese Plum
* A tropical tree with compound leaves and clustered yellow-green flowers. * A species of Albizia , native to tropical southern Asia , and widely cultivated and naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions.
* Flowers, to 5", white, fragrant, borne in profusion. * A species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae ,native to South China (which includes Hong Kong ) and southeastern Asia * Common names include Hong Kong Orchid Tree, and Hawaiian orchid tree.
Tolerates alkaline soils so long as they are deep and rich in humus. The tree blooms at a young age, with the slightly fragrant 7–10 cm (3–4 in) flowers covering the bare plant in late winter or early spring before the leaves appear.
* Good tree for striking yellow late summer flowers in upright clusters as large as 2' x 1 1/2'; seed "pods" pinkish, very attractive, good for dried arrangements; bipinnate leaves; upright habit; flowers when young; needs sun; native to China.
* The very large showy white flowers and large-leaved, coarse-textured foliage make this an attractive ornamental tree. * It can be grown a considerable distance north of its natural range if given conditions favorable to its growth.
* Extremely drought resistant. * Grown commercially in California for olives. * The trunk is typically gnarled and twisted. * Makes a good ornamental. * 1-3" evergreen gray-green leaves; many fragrant flowers.
Height: 25-45 feet
Botanical Name: Olea europaea europaea CANINO
Common Name: Olive, Common Olive, Edible Olive, CANINO Olive
The root and stems are rich in fructose,the yields compare favourably with Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris altissima). Sweet and starchy,it is used to make porridge or a sweet drink. * Cordyline indivisa is an evergreen Tree growing to 8 m (26ft) by 2 m (6ft)...
Common Name: Blue Dracaena, Mountain Cabbage Tree, Broad-leaved Cabbage Tree, Toi