The genus name is Greek - rhapis, meaning "needle"; and the species name is Latin for "tall", an ironic name choice as R. It is not known in the wild; all known plants come from cultivated groups in China.
The new growth and samaras are bright red. * Acer fabri (Faber's Maple) is a species of evergreen maple tree native to Vietnam and central to southern China. It wmay survive in zone 7, but a cold winter could do it in.
Dislikes dry soils, requiring cool, permanently moist conditions at the roots. Plants are very cold-hardy, tolerating temperatures down to about -30°c. A very ornamental plant. Its range stretches from southern Maine south to northern Florida , and west...
Once the seeds have ripened in mid-autumn the red capsules burst open, scattering the orange seeds up to 15 feet. * Euonymus americanus is commonly referred to as Strawberry Bush , Bursting Hearts or John Baptiste - Percival.
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;...
* The Bishop Pine ( Pinus muricata ) is a pine with a very restricted range: mostly California , USA , including some offshore islands, and a few locations in Baja California , Mexico , and always on or near the coast, from Trinidad Head in Humboldt County,...
* Wood - strong, elastic. * It lives in moist soils in cool wet mountain forests at elevations of 1500–2800 m. * It is very shade-tolerant when young. Used for construction, boxes, utensils, spindles etc.
The wood works well and is suitable for interior uses such as cabinets, but trees with large straight trunks are not sufficiently common to make the tree of commercial interest. It is one of about 150 species in the evergreen tree genus Persea.
Acorns 3/4 to 1 inch long, rather elongate. The tree is generally accepted to be the hardiest evergreen oak, able to withstand very cold winters with minimal leaf burn in areas as cold as USDA zone 6a.
Germination Test Type: cut
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 5
Botanical Name: Quercus fusiformis
Common Name: Texas Live Oak, Plateau Oak, Escarpment Live Oak
It is planted with great success as far north as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It usually has a rounded conic form, that becomes irregular with age. The leaves ("needles") are thinner and more flexible in western populations.
* A very ornamental plant, it is hardy to about -15°c. * Shrubs evergreen, 1–3 m tall. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. They are very attractive to bees whilst the fruit is a good winter food source for many species of birds.
Arabica contains less caffeine than any other commercially cultivated species of coffee. * Coffea arabica is a species of Coffea originally indigenous to the mountains of Yemen in the Arabian Peninsula , hence its name, and also from the southwestern...
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 16
Common Name: Coffee, Arabian Coffee, Mountain Coffee, Arabica Coffee, Coffee Shrub Of Arabia
* A shrub with evergreen 2" x 1" shiny leaves; fragrant white flowers in April; round red fruit to 1/4"; grows well in dry shade; easy to grow; native to central and Western China, where it grows in forests and on cliffs, especially on limestone.
Used for making jams. A nice addition to the landscape. It is also found in some areas of California and Nevada . * The fruit has an acid flavour but it is rather nice raw, especially when added to muesli or porridge.
* Bright green stems in winter, bright yellow 1 1/2" flowers in spring, bright green leaves in summer; flowers in full shade, although it gets sloppy and gangly if not tended to, at least in the U.S. North; does well in the South; native to central and...
Sinaloa to Chiapas - and Guatemala in montane, relatively open pine or pine-oak forests at altitudes from 900 to 2500 m. * These trees project a sense of vigorous strength, for though not generally very large, they are robust, with thick branches and...
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 9
Common Name: Michoacan Pine, Pino blanco, Pino lacio, Pino prieto
* The leaves and the wood are antiseptic and expectorant. * The Lebanon Cedar is widely planted as an ornamental tree in parks and large gardens, often being planted in landscape avenues, and as focal point trees in large landscapes.
* Pinus palustris , commonly known as the Longleaf Pine , is a pine native to the southeastern United States , found along the coastal plain from eastern Texas to southeast Virginia extending into northern and central Florida .
Common Name: Longleaf Pine, Longleaf Yellow Pine, Southern Yellow Pine
* Jeffrey pine is tolerant of serpentine soils and is often dominant in these conditions, even on dry sites at fairly low altitudes. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
In English poetry and English stories the holly is inseparably connected with the merry-making and greetings which gather around the Christmas time. Too small for commercial exploitation, but it is valued for use in cabinet making and the interior finishes...
Common Name: Northern American Holly, American Holly
Water more in warm weather but do not water if the soil is damp or cool. Branch pruning and wiring should be addressed in late autumn. * It is a coniferous evergreen tree, growing to 15–25 m in height and is usually as broad as it is tall, forming a...
* 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. * It is best to sow as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame.