The roundleaf dogwood is also a temperate, northeastern North American species that occurs throughout southern and eastern Ontario; in northern Ontario it occurs farther north than the alternateleaf dogwood, but does not extend past 50°N (Soper and Heimburger...
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 5
Common Name: Roundleaved Dogwood, Roundleaf Dogwood
The leaves are deciduous in cold areas, but semi-evergreen in warmer climates, < 7 cm long and < 3 cm broad, with an oblique base and a coarsely serrated margin, changing from dark green to yellow in autumn.
For the densest cover plants should be cut to ground level each April. The solitary flowers are 3–5 cm in diameter, a rich yellow, with five petals and numerous yellow stamens . A yellow-orange dye is obtained from the flowers.
* This mixed wildflower perennial is a double form of columbine that has been used in gardens for a long time, due to its curious flower shape. * The plant is short lived but self sows freely producing a good quantity of seed each year.
* The tree typically grows to < 30 m and bears a rounded crown. * The leaves are smaller than those of the other European species, hence the specific epithet minor, however they can vary greatly according to the maturity of the tree.
* A tea is made by boiling the leaves and stems. It is a shrub or small tree , very variable and often a low spreading shrub, but occasionally reaching 10 m tall. A tea made from the berries has a spicy gin-like flavour.
* In cultivation they tend to grow on a single stem that is often leaning and bare towards the bottom, but with dense foliage on the upper half. It is native to northern Burma and China, but is sometimes grown in western gardens where it has been in cultivation...
* It is a subtropical pine and does not tolerate low temperatures or hard frost, surviving temperatures down to about 6 to 10 °C. Within its natural area, it grows under extremely variable rainfall regimes, from less than 300 mm to several thousands,...
* Fraxinus quadrangulata ( Blue Ash ) is a species of Fraxinus native primarily to the Midwestern United States , as well as the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and the Nashville Basin region of Tennessee.
* Usually the common hackberry forms a medium sized tree, thirty to fifty feet in height, with a slender trunk; however, it can rise to the height of one hundred and thirty feet, in the best conditions in the southern Mississippi valley area.
It is native to southern Europe ( Sicily ), southwestern Asia ( Lebanon , Syria , Turkey ) and eastern Asia ( China ), with two well-separated populations. Fortunei, but is shorter, broader, and more densely branched; small whitish flowers; native to...
The fruit is up to 18mm long, it has a thin pulp and contains 1 - 3 rounded seeds. * The fruit can be used as a pickle like olives. * Grown for its masses of glorious, delicate, white, slightly fragrant flowers in May; of open, spreading habit; native...
The leaves are scale-like, 2-5 mm long, and produced on rounded (not flattened) shoots. * Trees are very drought tolerant and are planted on slopes in its native range in order to prevent soil erosion.
* Often has drooping branchlets; foliage green; half-inch cones; native to Mexico and Central America. It has also been introduced to Belize , Costa Rica and Nicaragua , growing at 1200–3000 m altitude.
Common Name: Cedar-of-Goa, Mexican White Cedar, Mexican Cypress
* The wood of the Pinus leiophylla is hard, dense and strong. It is used for construction, firewood, and railroad ties. * Unlike virtually all members of this genus, trees of this species can be coppiced.
Plants should be spaced about 60cm apart each way. * A good ground cover plant, succeeding in dense shade but rather slow to spread. * Heart-shaped shiny dark green leaves with prominent veins, 9" x 5"; dark violet flowers in August; a 2' mound, flowers...
* A highly perfumed balsamic gum is obtained from the branches and stems. It is the "official" source of styrax , an herbal medicine known from ancient times. The California varieties Styrax officinalis subsp.
* A source of pulp, timber, and turpentine. Extremely adaptable and common in the sandy or clay-sand ridges of Georgia. * A vanillin flavouring is obtained as a by-product of other resins that are released from the pulpwood.
Common Name: Longleaf Pine, Longleaf Yellow Pine, Southern Yellow Pine
* The leaves are cooked and used as greens. * 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. The water in which the leaves are cooked is used in making corn pudding .
Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts, and give some protection from the cold for at least their first few winters. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 20°c.