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EUONYMUS AMERICANA.--American Spindle Tree. North America, 1686. This

is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub, of about 6 feet in height,

found over a wide area in Canada and the United States. It is of

partially erect growth, with long and lithe branches, covered with

pleasing light green bark. Flowers appearing in June, and succeeded by

rough, warted, brilliant scarlet capsules, which are particularly showy

and attractive. It likes a shady situation, and rich, rather damp soil.

E. EUROPAEUS.--West Asia, Europe (Britain), &c. An indigenous species,

rarely exceeding 6 feet in height, and rendered very effective in

autumn by reason of the pale scarlet fruit, which, when fully ripe, and

having split open, reveals the orange-coloured arils of the seeds. It,

too, delights to grow in the shade.

E. FIMBRIATUS, Japan and India, and its handsome variegated form, E.

fimbriatus foliis variegatus et argenteo maculatus, are rather too

tender for cultivation in this country, even in southern districts, and

where afforded wall protection. E. verrucosus and E. atropurpureus are

also worthy of cultivation.

E. LATIFOLIUS.--Broad-leaved Spindle Tree. A European species (1730),

deciduous, and growing from 10 feet to sometimes fully 20 feet in

height. The leaves are bright, shining green, and much larger than

those of our native species. Flowers, purplish-white, appearing in

June; the capsules large, deep red, and when open contrasting very

effectively with the bright orange arils in which the seeds are

enveloped. It is a very distinct and beautiful, small-growing lawn

tree, and succeeding, as it does, best in shade is an extra


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