Title: Trees, fruits, and flowers of Minnesota
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Subjects: Minnesota State Horticultural Society Gardening Fruit-culture Horticulture
Publisher: Minneapolis : Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
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elopment of fibrous roots. The western white pine (Pinus flexilis) has not been on trialmore than four years, but has so far not shown any weak points. Itis one of the prettiest of pines and promising. Among tree men the idea prevails that the red pine (Pinusresinosa) is better adapted to dry soils and trying situations thanthe white. While this may be true in some sections, it is not so withme. If I were to choose between the two, I would prefer the white;still neither one is strictly reliable wdth us, but when the white pineis at home I fail to see any reason for planting other species exceptfor variety. The Colorado blue, or silver, spruce is a very desirable tree everyway—remarkably hardy and well adapted to the conditions of the 2l8 MINNESOTA STATE HORTICULTUR;L SOCIETY. northwestern prairies. It is also a better grower than the Englcniannand Black Hills spruce, while for beauty and ornamental value thebest silvery specimens stand well at the head of the list of hardyconifers.
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Piiius Ponderosa at A. Norbys place. The Black Hills spruce varies mainly from the common white inbeing more dense and of slower growth, leaves shorter and treehardier. It is of value for ornament. In the Douglas spruce we have a tree of considerable promise astransplanted from the east slope of the Rockies or raised fromColorado seeds here at home. I have found trees raised from easterngrown seedlings too tender, and I have tried them repeatedly. The LATEST EXPERIENCE WITH THE RARER CONIFERS. 219 Douglas spruce has the reputation of being a rapid grower, but withus it will not keep up with the white (and I think also the Coloradoblue spruce) the first fifteen years anyway; after that time it mayoutgrow them both. The Douglas is a symmetrical, handsome tree,taking on a graceful form and deserves a place in every collection. The silver fir (Abies concolor) is not very hardy when young, butas it gets up from the ground it stands very well in sheltered sitesand is certainly of high ornam
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