There are many species of Lagerstroemia, about eighty, including some more robust and tall that reach 25 meters in height and those of reduced size of only 50-90 cm. Indica is one of the most widespread Lagestroemia species and is characterized by flowers that can be of different colors and is a resistant and easy to maintain type of plant.
The Catalpa plant better known as the cigar tree, is one of the most popular specimens in European and Italian gardens in particular. Its name refers in particular to the elongated shape of its fruits, very similar to cigars, with a thin and long shape up to 40 cm. The choice generally falls on this type of vegetation because it guarantees particularly rich flowering from spring to autumn.
Among the shrub-like perennials, one cannot fail to mention the privet which is mainly cultivated for ornamental purposes and to create hedges.
This plant is native to Australia, but also to central and southern Europe and the northern part of Africa. In Italy it grows spontaneously and it is easy to find it almost everywhere.
Zingiber spectabile is a perennial herbaceous plant, which can be defined as a true ginger species. The branch of the plant can reach heights from 2 to 3.5 meters, but in optimal conditions it reaches up to 4.5 meters. The green shoots are slightly flattened, swollen at the base and their lower section without leaves is about one meter long. The leaves, arranged in two rows, sit in the lower part very distant, densely crowded towards the upper part of the branch.
Native to Africa and highly appreciated for its ornamental role, Impatiens niamniamensis is characterized by a rather long flowering period. A peculiarity of this species, which belongs to the Balsaminaceae family, consists in the particular shape of the flowers: the latter recall, in appearance, that of the beak of the parrots.
The Acacia of Constantinople, thanks to its thick foliage and its flowers that appear to be feathered, is the perfect plant for those who want to beautify parks and gardens whether they are in the city or near the coast.
Ornamental plant of origin from Central America, Thevetia Peruviana is an evergreen tropical shrub cultivated in areas with mild climates. In areas with very cold winters, in fact, it would not survive the winter and would have to be moved to a greenhouse.
Native to Mexico and Honduras, Morgananium sedum belongs to the Crassulaceae family, a large family of succulent perennials. They are rustic plants and develop in a leaning or creeping way. It is a plant very resistant to arid and rocky environments. Their leaves can be of various kinds, but the most common and the elongated shape of radiant green color.
Among the numerous evergreen climbing plants there is the Akebia with its Quinata variety with a pinkish color and purple hues. The plant has oriental origins: China, Japan and Korea; it has thin and flexible stems with small palmate leaves composed of five leaflets.