Biltmore Nursery, Biltmore, Issue 3

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The Nursery, 1907 - Conifers - 189 pages
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Page 99 - ... somewhat glaucous: Ivs. divided nearly to the petiole into 5 lanceolate or lance-elliptic entire sharp-pointed segments of which the 2 lower ones are sometimes again lobed : fl. 3-4 in. across, slightly fragrant, greenish white, the sepals tipped with a short point, the rays of the corona in 2 series, blue at the tip, white in the middle and purple at the base, the styles light purple. Brazil. BM 28. Gn. 31, p. 421 ; 34, p. 114; 46, p. 369.
Page 25 - ... it is covered with its numerous bright purplish pink flowers, which appear before the leaves, and are produced not only from the young wood, but from wood of 6 or 8 years growth, and even from the trunk. The leaves are not liable to be attacked by insects. The flowers are succeeded by flat, thin, brown pods, nearly 6 in. in length, which remain on the tree all the year, and give it a very singular...
Page 26 - Crataegus punctata (see page 27) Crataegus • The Hawthorns 'Small trees of great hardiness, thriving in almost any kind of soil. They are extremely ornamental (objects, both in flower and fruit, and are successfully used in combination with shrubs, or, in the instance of the larger-growing species, as specimen trees for lawn or landscape. The double-flowered forms are most valuable for cut-flowers and floral decorations. Crataegus apiifolia.
Page 72 - VIRGINIAN WILLOW. A vigorous freeflowering shrub, distributed naturally from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the Gulf. Leaves bright lustrous green, changing in autumn to brilliant shades of red. Flowers white, fragrant, borne in erect terminal racemes 3 to 6 inches long. Jasminum • The Jasmines Graceful shrubs with numerous arching branches and showy flowers. They thrive best in moist loamy soils. In sections where the climate is too severe, they are often treated as house plants. Jasminum humile....
Page 30 - TULIP TREE. A large and stately rapid -growing tree with a narrow pyramidal crown. Occurs from New England and the southern region of the Great Lakes, westward to Missouri and southward to the Gulf. Leaves 4-lobed, bright green and lustrous, turning yellow in autumn. Flowers cupshaped, resembling a Tulip, greenish yellow blotched with orange. A handsome tree, and one that is deserving of the highest esteem of planters. The lumber that is made from this tree is known as whitewood in the Middle West,...
Page 31 - Magnolia glauca. SWEET, OR WHITE BAY. A slender tree or large shrub, evergreen in the South, tardily deciduous in the North. Distributed from Massachusetts to Florida, near the coast, and westward to Texas. Leaves oblong or oval, green and lustrous on the upper surface, pale or nearly white beneath. Flowers creamy white, fragrant, cup-shaped, 2 to 3 inches across, blossoming for several weeks in spring and early summer. Fruit dark red, with scarlet seeds. M.
Page 21 - AEscnlus glabra OHIO BUCKEYE. Usually a large tree with spreading branches, occurring from Pennsylvania, Iowa and Kansas, southward to Alabama and Tennessee. Leaves with 5 to 7, usually five leaflets, light green above, paler beneath, turning yellow in autumn. Flowers yellowish, in clusters 5 to 6 inches long. Fruit prickly, enclosing the large seed, or
Page 91 - Leaves oval, dark green on the upper surface, coated with starry hairs beneath, persisting until early winter. Flowers yellowish white, in broad cymes, with many of the marginal flowers ray-like, appearing in late spring or early summer. Hardy as far north as Missouri and Massachusetts. V. macrocephalum sterile. CHINKSE SNOWBALL. A form of the preceding with all of the flowers raylike and enlarged, produced in large globular clusters 7 to 8 inches across. A grand plant for the Southern and Pacific...
Page 43 - HOLLY. Leaves ovate, glossy green, without spines. Of strange aspect. I. cornula. CHINESE HOLLY. A broad-leaved evergreen shrub or small tree with spreading branches. Native of Northern China. Leaves oblong, dark glossy green, the margins bearing several strong spines. Berries in clusters, bright scarlet. A beautiful object for Southern gardens.
Page 64 - The Japanese Quince, or Japónica Hardy shrubs with handsome showy flowers in early spring. They are invaluable for border or garden planting, and make beautiful informal or clipped hedges. The fragrant fruits are often used for making a tart, delicious jelly. They thrive in almost any well-drained soil. Cydonia japónica (Pyrus japónica}, JAPANESE, OR FLOWERING i'lN'CK.

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