Sometime after Sidney died, his widow, Tillie, was finally able to speak about what a thoughtful and wonderful man her late husband had been. "Sidney thought of everything," she told them. "Just before he died, Sidney called me to his bedside. He... Read more of Funeral arrangements at Free Jokes.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
Home - Origin of Arbor Day   Arbor Day Readings   Arbor Day Celebrations   Arbor Day Programs       Tree Species   Studies of Trees   New England Trees  

Skimmia






SKIMMIA FORTUNEI.--Japan, 1845. This is a neat-growing shrub, with

glossy, laurel-like leaves, white or greenish-white flowers, and an

abundance of scarlet berries in autumn. It succeeds best in a somewhat

shady situation, and when planted in not too heavy peaty soil, but where

abundance of not stagnant moisture is present.



S. JAPONICA (of Thunberg) (_syn S. oblata_).--Japan, 1864. A

neat-growing, evergreen shrub, with rather larger and more showy leaves

than the former, and spikes of pretty whitish, sweetly scented flowers.

The female form of this is usually known as S. fragrans. What is usually

known as S. oblata ovata, and S. oblata Veitchii, are only forms of the

true S. japonica; while S. fragrantissima is the male of the same

species. The beautiful, berried plant that has been exhibited under the

name of S. Foremanii, and which is of very vigorous growth, and produces

pyramidal spikes of sweetly scented flowers, is probably S. japonica, or

a seminal variety. Another variety sent out under the name of S.

macrophylla has unusually large leaves; and another named S. Rogersi

produces fruit very abundantly.



S. LAUREOLA (_syn Limonia Laureola_), from the Himalayas, is an uncommon

species, with very fragrant and pale yellow flowers.



S. RUBELLA (China, 1874) is another member of the family that has

greenish-white, sweet-scented flowers, and which when better known will

be largely planted.






Next: Smilax

Previous: Shepherdia



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK

Other S Tree Species

Sambucus
Schizandra
Schizophragma
Shepherdia
Skimmia
Smilax
Solanum
Sophora
Spartium
Spiraea
Staphylea
Stauntonia
Stuartia
Styrax
Symphoricarpus
Symplocos
Syringa