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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Hardy trees and shrubs for special environmental conditions


There are about 2,800 woody species in the flora of the FSU (Sokolov, 1965). Most of them are shrubs and semi-shrubs, only 20 % species are true trees. Ornamental trees and shrubs were described in many Russian publications and some are listed in recommended reading in this book. Species, which were mentioned in the Part 1 and unknown or poorly known in cultivation, are described below. Many of them are not present in the "Hortus, III" (marked as "New" in the list) nor in "Hillierís Manual of Trees & Shrubs (fifth edition)." All the species listed can be used in unusual areas where extreme environmental conditions prevail, such as very cold winters, very hot summers, or a small amount of precipitation, or in polluted areas. The brief information given for each species includes the Latin name of the species, the family name, a short description, the geographical distribution and habitat and the practical use. Most of these species are very attractive plants.

Brief descriptions follow and include:

  1. Latin name of the species.
  2. English (if any) name of the genus.
  3. Family name.
  4. Short description of the plant and special peculiarities.
    Z - most appropriate USDA hardiness zone
    New - new to cultivation

The accompanying Recommended Literature provides further information for ornamental species native to the FSU.

List of families and genera

Apiaceae
Hedera
Berberidaceae
Berberis
Betulaceae
Betula
Caprifoliaceae
Abelia, Lonicera
Ericaceae
Rhododendron
Fabaceae
Ammodendron
Fagaceae
Quercus
Hydrangiaceae
Deutzia, Philadelphus
Menispermaceae
Menispermum
Peganaceae
Malacocarpus
Pinaceae
Larix
Polygonaceae
Atraphaxis
Rosaceae
Amygdalis, Crataegus, Louiseania, Pyrus, Rosa, Spiraea, Spiraeanthus
Salicaceae
Populus
Sapindaceae (Aceraceae)
Acer
Solanaceae
Lycium
Tamaricaceae
Myricaria
ORNAMENTAL PLANTS FROM RUSSIA
 
 
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