In Australia, the native hemiparasitic vine, Cassytha pubescens (Loranthaceae), modifies interactions among three nonnative species: a pollinator (Apis mellifera), a seed predator (Bruchidius villosus), and the invasive legume Cytisus
scoparius (Prider et al.
Layer low-growing shoots of shrubs including deciduous azaleas, magnolias and cytisus
to increase your stock ?
striatus, Retama sphaerocarpa (Rodriguez-Riano et al.
Instead, choose insect-pollinated trees and shrubs, all the ones that we know are attractive to bees and butterflies - azalea, berberis, buddleia, ceanothus, cistus, cornus, cotoneaster, cytisus
, escallonia, fuchsia, hebe and holly.
Fabaceae), Colorado, 1999, and LE2904, from Cytisus
x praecox (Warminster broom) is widely planted with a vigorous spreading habit and showers of spicy smelling cream flowers.
com The smaller Acers, Cotoneaster, Cytisus
battendieri (the pine apple tree), Liquidamber, Salix alba, and Parrotia persica (the ironwood tree) are excellent vehicles for bright red, orange and yellow climbing roses such as Maigold, and the red Parkdirector Riggers.
In the classical texts of Persian herbal medicine, a plant called lahyat-ul-tis perhaps may be related to Cytisus
Summer - cytisus
battandieri, jasminum officinale, roses and philadelphus.
and privet are targeted by red admirals, while ribes, ceanothus, honeysuckle and sorbus may lure speckled woods.
Here is a starting list of bee friendly plants to consider: Winter flowering viburnums, mahonias, lonicera purpusii, chimonanthus praecox, chaenomeles, winter-flowering heathers, apples and pears, borage, bluebells, bellis, ajuga, myosotis, dandelion, cytisus
, currants, forsythia, clover, aquilegia, cotoneaster, pyracantha, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, chives, cheiranthuus, digitalis, nepeta, clover, hawthorn, blackthorn, elderberry, wild and species roses, thymus, oregano, achillea, solidago, lavendula, aster, scabious and teasel.
THE stunning flowers of Cytisus
battandieri lace the air with the scent of pineapple.