Hortus Exoticus, Beiträge zur Freilandkultur winterharter Exoten

Hortus Exoticus, Heft 2009/9
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Notro - der Feuerbusch, J. Bredow
Abstract: Embothrium coccineum J. R. Forst. & G. Forst., one of the most beautiful flowering exotic plants from Southern America, was said to be not hardy enough in Central Europe. But some specimen are thriving well und flowering regularly for many years in gardens. This article deals with successfully grown specimens, their selection, planting and maintenance. General botanical and phytoecological information is provided, too. - With 10 figures.
Keywords: Embothrium coccineum - hardiness - maintenance - selection - suitability for Central European climate

Was sind winterharte Exoten? M. Lorek
Abstract: The terms “exotic plants” and “hardiness” concerning Central European gardens are discussed. - With 3 figures.
Keywords: Central European climate - exotic plants - hardiness

Panaschierte Yuccas für den mitteleuropäischen Garten, Teil I, A. Heim, T. Boeuf & S. Weissbeck
Abstract: Together with information on morphological characters, this article provides a list of variegated Yuccas suitable for Central European gardens. - In two parts, with 45 figures and 1 table.
Keywords: variegated Yucca - Yucca aloifolia - Yucca filamentosa - Yucca flaccida - Yucca gloriosa - Yucca recurvifolia

Der Palmenwald von Elche in Spanien, T. Amersberger
Abstract: The Palmeral of Elche (Spain) represents the largest planting of Phoenix dactylifera L. in Europe. It displays both, an unique palm vegetation and a historic human heritage site, dating back some 2500–3000 years and presenting a palm grove with very peculiar characteristics regarding practices, pests, uses and socio-economic context. Although the climate is generally not suited for date production that requires much higher temperatures, the mild Mediterranean climate and the use of Phoenix hybrids offer factors for a sufficient economic use. The Palmeral shows a large diversity due to being bred over a very long time. - With 6 figures.
Keywords: El Palmeral - Elche - Phoenix dactylifera

Pflanzenporträt Tragopogon (Asteraceae) - Bocksbart, I. Richter
Abstract: The genus Tragopogon contains some interesting overlooked species for exotic garden design. Though, some species are neophytes or growing naturally in Central Europe, they make a fine display in architectural gardening. The best and hardiest species are treated with descriptions and hints for growing. - With 2 figures.
Keywords: architectural design - exotic garden - Tragopogon dubius - Tragopogon mirus - Tragopogon miscellus - Tragopogon pratensis

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