The Aster dumosus is a small, lively, ground-covering shrub native to North America that can reach 40-50 cm in height. These asters form dense roundish bushes, very branched, with small green leaves and smooth and widen by means of large stolons in a rapid manner when the conditions are ideal for its development.
Amorpha fruticosa is a deciduous shrub native to North America; also widespread in Europe, in the wild, where it was originally imported as an ornamental plant. It has a rounded shape, is very branched and reaches even 2-3 meters in height; the leaves are composed, consisting of 29-35 small oval leaves, bright green, slightly lighter on the lower side; the bark of the short stem is greyish, smooth.
On this page we will talk about: other articles: Genus of over 80 species of small evergreen, rustic trees and shrubs, originating in India, China and Japan. The foliage is dark green, glossy, slightly leathery; during the cold months of the year they produce numerous fairly large flowers that are subdivided into various groups according to their shape (single, semi-double, anemone, peony, formal double and irregular double).
This kind of plant has about 450 species of shrubs or small trees, evergreen or deciduous, originating in Asia, Europe and Chile. The barberry or berberis have thin, very branched stems, which bear small oval or lanceolate leaves, light green, dark green, or purple; the evergreen species have leathery and glossy foliage.
The Symphoricarpos or sinforicarpo is a deciduous shrub that reaches two meters in height, originating in North America and China. It has an erect habit and develops dense and wide ramifications, the stems are tender and arched; the leaves are oval, and sometimes have a lobed margin, dark green; the bark is gray-brownish, lighter in the young branches.
Celastrus orbiculatus or celastro is a vigorous deciduous climbing plant native to eastern Asia. This climber grows rapidly, clinging to the supports and growing up to 5-6 meters in length. The stems are dark, semi-woody or woody; the leaves are dark green, rounded, with a finely serrated edge, waxy.
On this page we will talk about: other articles: Deciduous shrub, native to Asia, widespread in cultivation as an ornamental plant, in gardens and as street furniture. It has an erect habit, well branched, and reaches 2-3 meters in height; the bark is gray, smooth, tends to become wrinkled and deeply marked over the years.
The term Callistemon indicates a genus that has about thirty species of medium-sized evergreen shrubs, originating in Australia; it has a fairly slow growth and generally maintains a size close to 150-200 cm in height, there are also prostrate varieties, such as C. viminalis.
Citrus limon is certainly the most cultivated citrus in the world; we all know it. The tree is of modest size, usually not exceeding 3-4 meters in height; the foliage is evergreen, dark, shiny and slightly leathery, with a pointed oval shape; the stem is erect and single, quite broad, and carries a fine thick crown, with the branches often semi-woody, which in many varieties are equipped with long and sharp spines; the flowers are white, very fragrant, with the petals of violet-streaked buds, they bloom at the end of winter, but some varieties also bloom at the end of summer or at other times of the year, it is therefore likely to be able to see a flowering tree, which also bears ripe fruit and small fruit trees.
Nandina domenstica is an evergreen shrub, or semisempreverde, native to Asia; it has a roundish shape, the stems are erect, poorly or not at all branched, and they bear large pinnate leaves, consisting of small oval or lanceolate leaves; overall the foliage has a very elegant and delicate appearance, as does the whole plant.
On this page we will talk about: other articles: Azalea Azalea is not a genus in itself but is part of the rhododendron genus. This genus is divided into two groups: the rhododendrons, large evergreen or deciduous shrubs, and the azaleas, evergreen dwarf shrubs, with green leaves, or small and deciduous.
This genus of plants has about thirty species of evergreen trees and shrubs, originating in the Hawaiian Islands, Australia and New Zealand. They have an erect habit, widened, with a very dense and branched crown; the leaves are oval, dark green, covered with a thick gray-whitish down.
Lonicera The fragrantissima Lonicera is a shrub with deciduous leaves of medium size, does not exceed 2.5-3 meters in height, originating in China and East Asia. It has long thin stems, slightly arched, densely branched; the new branches are dark purple; the leaves are oval, 4-5 cm long, dark green, slightly cuoiose and opaque.
This type of plant is a shrub or small tree native to northern America with deciduous leaves; there are 6-7 species of cephalanthus, widespread in America, Asia and Africa. This variety has an erect habit, and generally develops some stems, branched in a rather disordered manner, which grow up to 2-3 meters in height.
Hibiscus coccineus The hibiscus is a medium-sized shrub, but can often also occur as a perennial herb. Hibiscus coccineus is a plant native to North America that produces thin erect stems, which often become woody at the base and bear large palmate leaves, reminiscent of maple leaves, dark green, sometimes reddish.
The calices are medium-sized shrubs with deciduous leaves, originating in China; in fact the common name refers to a plant belonging to the genus of calycanthacee, but whose species is called Chimonanthus. The species of chimonanthus existing in nature are few, and in particular only one, chimonanthus praecox, is cultivated in Italy.
The Pleioblastus pygmaeus is an evergreen herbaceous plant, native to Asia; it is also called arundinaria pygmea, or Sasa pygmea. The radical apparatus of the dwarf bamboo is rhizomatous, which tends to widen over the years, with a ground cover; from each rhizome develop thin green canes, at most 80-100 cm high, semi-woody, which bear long leaves with a paper-like, light green consistency, forming a round, very dense shrub.
Cycas The cycas revoluta is an evergreen plant suitable for the garden or apartment, originating from Asia; it is one of the oldest plants on earth, in ancient times it was widespread all over the globe. Develops a short, stocky, woody stem, covered with brown scales; at the apex of the stem develops a large crown consisting of long pinnate, rigid, dark green leaves.
The Aglaia odorata is a shrub or small tree, native to central Asia; plants grown in the open ground can reach 2-3 meters in height, but these are very slow-growing plants, which often remain below one meter in height. They have erect stems, often quite twisted, very branched, the bark is greyish, with the passing of the years it becomes rough and fissured; the leaves are oval, spatulate or pointed, vaguely reminiscent of ficus leaves; they are dark green, shiny and slightly leathery, evergreen.
Artemisia arborescens is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub, native to the Mediterranean area; reaches 90-100 cm in height. The foliage is finely engraved, gray-green in color, soft to the touch, reminiscent of lavender, and strongly aromatic if wrinkled. The shrub is roundish, very branched, with numerous erect stems; at the apex of the branches, in spring, small yellow flowers bloom.
Butcher's broom The plant commonly known as "butcher's broom" is actually called Ruscus and belongs to the Ruscaceae family. This genus includes about 6 species that grow spontaneously in Europe and the Middle East. The most widespread and known is the Ruscus aculeatus, often confused with a small holly; in southern Europe, however, Ruscus hypoglossum and microglossum, both smaller, are also quite common.