Title: Garden and forest; a journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927
Subjects: Botany Gardening Forests and forestry
Publisher: New York : The Garden and forest publishing co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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ental value. Atril i, 1891.] Garden and Forest. 149 Viburnum dilala.um * is a stout shrub, growing to theheight of eight or ten feet, with spreading, pale, warty-branches, clothed, when young, with short rigid hairs andrather obtuse reddish brown winter-buds covered withthick, pale tomentum. The leaves vary from two to fiveinches in length, and are often as broad, or broader ; theyare orbicular, or orbicularovate, or obovate, coarselytoothed, and often end abruptly in a short obtuse point.They are dark green above, paler below, the two surfacescovered with white hairs, and are destitute of stipules, andborne on short, stout, hairy peduncles. They turn verylate in the autumn, here, to a dull yellow color, and remainon the branches until the beginning of winter. Theflowers are white, short-pediceled, a third of an inchacross, with a pilose calyx with short, obscurely toothedand circular lobes, and a rotate corolla hairy on the backof the lobes ; and are produced in many-branched sessile
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Fig. 27.—Stipules of the Black Maple, var. nigrum.—See page 147. or pedunculate hairy cymes, four to six inches broad, andopen, in Massachusetts, toward the middle of June. Thefruit ripens in September ; it is ovate, much flattened, athird of an inch long, and crowned with the remnants of thepersistent calyx and style. It is very abundant in largebroad clusters, and is bright red, or red slightly tingedwith orange, and remains on the branches here until thebeginning of winter. Viburnum dilatatum resembles, in general habit, our com-mon eastern Viburnum dentalum. It requires deep, well-drained, rich soil, in which it grows rapidly, soon formingbroad masses of handsome foliage. The illustration onpage 150 is from a drawing, made by Mr. C. E. Faxon,from one of the plants raised in the Arboretum. C. S. S. Cultural Department. Choosing Varieties of Apples. MUCH which is written upon the subject of the choice ofvarieties for an orchard fails to commend itself fully tomy judgment. Of cou
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