Popular Deciduous Evergreen Trees and Shrubs; For Planting in Parks, Gardens, Cemeteries, Etc., Etc

Popular Deciduous Evergreen Trees and Shrubs; For Planting in Parks, Gardens, Cemeteries, Etc., Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...to be so like unto the Scotch Pine--P. syhestrh--as not to be worthy of rank as a species. Trees, however, that we have imported and grown are so entirely different fro-i that variety, that we must claim it deserving a special rank. The tree is of about as rapil growth a3 the Austrian, with its limbs and branches more loose and open or longer spaced, while its foliage is more in tufts, much longer than the Austrian, and of a lighter more yellowish green, very bright and clear. It is nearer to Benthamiana than any other variety with which we have had opportunity to compare it. In groups or masses with the Scotch, Corsican, and Austrian, it forms yet another shade. and we have found its use a valuable addition in producing effect. TnE Banksian Pine. Pinua Banhtnana.--This variety is classed as a scrub pine of low slow growth and little value, and so we regarded it twenty-fire years ago, when we procured specimens of it in the barren sands of islands in Lake Michigan. Those same plants, however, are now some of them trees forty feet high and extremely beautiful. It has a swayed drooping habit as it grows, but makes a conical and very graceful tree. The foliage is short, light yellowish green, and so unlike any other variety that it is extremely valuable even in grounds of quite limited extent. It is perfectly hardy. The Scotch Pine. Pinus syhestris.--The Scotch Pine ia perhaps one of the most rapid growers among pines, and is also very easy of management, transplanting with rarely a failure, and growing freely in almost any soil or situation. While young, it forms a pretty compact tree; but as it acquires age, the lower limbs sway toward the ground, giving it rather a picturesque than beautiful appearance. The low price at which trees of it have...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583132
  • 9781236583130