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  The City Flower of Shijiazhuang  ---Chinese Rose

 


 
 Chinese Rose belongs to rose family, rose genus, and it is woody deciduous bush.

Chinese Rose originates from China. It is honored as “the queen of flowers” whose cultivation history is already 2000 years. It is colorful, fragrant, of various postures & strains, and it can grow in the open ground everywhere from spring to winter. Thus, it is the symbol of nicety, friendship and peace.

Chinese Rose can adapt to the environment very easily who is resistant to cold and drought, doesn't request the soil's quality and is easy to plant and breed. And the management technology is easy to master and spread. . In recent years the city's Chinese Rose planting has developed greatly. By the ways of introduction, breeding and cultivation, Chinese Rose is planted to green and beautify road, park, courtyard and plaza. Thus Chinese Rose has become one of the necessary plants that greens the city of Shijiazhuang, and at the same time is the appropriate plant that is made for ikebana and bonsai.

Chinese Rose not only can please people but also is useful. Its flower, bud, leaf and root can be used as medicine, essence and spice of high quality. Moreover, Chinese Rose can represent local people's character: strong, firm and unyielding, showing that people are striving to make the city more beautiful & great, therefore, it is honored as Shijiazhuang city flower.

             The City Tree of Shijiazhuang ---Chinese Scholar Tree

Chinese scholar tree belongs to pea family, scholar genus, and it is deciduous tree.

Chinese scholar tree originates from China, which has a long history of cultivation and a strong resistance, and its natural life is very long. There are amount to 71 Chinese scholar trees that are over 100 years old, of which 58 are over 500 years old and are still lush and green.

Chinese scholar tree's trunk is straight, its crown is wide and its leaves are early to spread out and late to defoliate so that it is a good kind of shade tree and street tree. Moreover, its flowers are so fragrant that it is a good kind of bee plant.

Chinese Scholar tree is so strong that it is easy to sprout. Though it is pruned frequently and strongly, it can rebirth very soon. Moreover, it is resistant to cold, drought, barren and noxious gas: sulfur dioxide, chlorine, and hydride chloride, so it is a good kind of tree that can resist pollution, dust and noxious smoke. According to approximate statistics, the number of streets where Chinese scholar trees are planted amounts to 121, which accounts for 41.87% of all streets, so it is one of important species of street trees.

Chinese scholar tree has a high economic value: the timber is strong and tough, and can bears the wetness so it can be provided for house, furniture, ship, engraving, etc., the whole trunk can be used as medicine, flower buds can be made into yellow dyestuff, and seeds can be used to extract oil, or be made the soap.

Among the people, Chinese scholar tree is the symbol of luck, happiness and nicety, which from of old was regarded as a lucky tree and a happy tree. It can represent local people's character: strong, firm and unyielding, showing that people are striving to make the city more beautiful & great, therefore, it is honored as Shijiazhuang city tree.

Chinese Scholar tree is so strong that it is easy to sprout. Though it is pruned frequently and strongly, it can rebirth very soon. Moreover, it is resistant to cold, drought, barren and noxious gas: sulfur dioxide, chlorine, and hydride chloride, so it is a good kind of tree that can resist pollution, dust and noxious smoke. According to approximate statistics, the number of streets where Chinese scholar trees are planted amounts to 121, which accounts for 41.87% of all streets, so it is one of important species of street trees.

Chinese scholar tree has a high economic value: the timber is strong and tough, and can bears the wetness so it can be provided for house, furniture, ship, engraving, etc., the whole trunk can be used as medicine, flower buds can be made into yellow dyestuff, and seeds can be used to extract oil, or be made the soap.

Among the people, Chinese scholar tree is the symbol of luck, happiness and nicety, which from of old was regarded as a lucky tree and a happy tree. It can represent local people's character: strong, firm and unyielding, showing that people are striving to make the city more beautiful & great, therefore, it is honored as Shijiazhuang city tree.

 
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