HARDY ORNAMENTAL
FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBS.

By

A.D. WEBSTER,

Author of "Practical Forestry,"
"Hardy Coniferous Trees," "British Orchids," &c., &c.

 

SECOND AND CHEAP EDITION.

London:
"GARDENING WORLD" OFFICE,
1, Clement's Inn, Strand, W.C.

 

Printed by Hicks, Wilkinson & Sears,
4, Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square, London, E.C.

 


 

PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION

This book has been written and is published with the distinct object in view of bringing home to the minds of planters of Hardy Trees and Shrubs, the fact that the monotonous repetition, in at least nine-tenths of our Parks and Gardens, of such Trees as the Elm, the Lime, and the Oak, and such Shrubs as the Cherry Laurel and the Privet, is neither necessary nor desirable. There is quite a host of choice and beautiful flowering species, which, though at present not generally known are yet perfectly hardy, of the simplest culture, and equally well adapted for the ornamentation of our Public and Private Parks and Gardens.

Of late years, with the marked decline in the cultivation of Coniferous Trees, many of which are ill adapted for the climate of this country, the interest in our lovely flowering Trees and Shrubs has been greatly revived. This fact has been well exemplified in the numerous enquiries after these subjects, and the space devoted to their description and modes of cultivation in the Horticultural Press..........................

 

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