Title: The art of beautifying suburban home grounds of small extent. With descriptions of the beautiful and hardy trees and shrubs grown in the United States
Year: 1881 (1880s)
Authors: Scott, Frank J. (Frank Jesup), 1828-1919
Subjects: Landscape gardening Suburban homes Trees — United States
Publisher: New York American Book Exchange
Contributing Library: Gerstein – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto
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a very dark waxy-green on the upper surface, a purplish tingeabout the edges, and the under surfxice pea-green. The growthof young plants is about the same as that of the common privet,but from the greater size of the leaves, their thicker texture, andbrilliant glossiness, they have a ranker appearance. The leaveshave a peculiar veining, that adds to their beauty. Mr. J. R.Strumpe, of the Parsons nursery, believes that it will prove hardy.What size it attains in California we have not learned. We fearthat the thick waxy foliage of this beautiful species indicates atropical nature that may not be acclimated in most parts of thenorthern States. DECIDUOUS SURUBS. 495 PTELEA OR SHRUBBY TREFOIL. Fieka trifoUata. This is a thin wild shrub, which can be trained into a miniaturetree six to ten feet high. Leaves of three ovate acute leaflets, onlong stalks; they turn to a clear yellow in autumn. Fruit winged,and in clusters, like those of the Halesia ietraptera, Fig. 143. THE QUINCE. Cydoiiia.
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The Common Orange Quince, Cydonia vulgaris, is sometimesone of the prettiest of shrubby trees. But it is so commonly seencrowded into some corner ofthe garden, or neglected grassyground, that the idea of its beingclassed with favor among orna-mental trees for small grounds willseem to some persons almost ludi-crous. Yet we have seen youngquince trees loaded with largewhite blossoms, slightly tinged with pink, standing near masses of the finest varieties of lilacs, andin full view of blossoming magnolias, horse-chestnuts, and appletrees, and though lowly and shrubby compared with them, it wasyet not inferior to any in the beautiful jirofusion of its bloom, andthe pleasing setting that its polished young leaves make for theirflowers. Fig. 164 is a sketch of a pretty young quince tree of thissort. When grown in the moist rich ground which it requires, thefoliage is always fine, and its low broad form is well adapted togardenesque grounds. Its great golden fruit in autumn is amongthe most
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