CLADRASTIS AMURENSIS.--Amoor Yellow Wood. Amur, 1880. This is a shrub

that is sure to be extensively cultivated when better known, and more

readily procured. It has stood uninjured for several years in various

parts of England, so that its hardihood may be taken for granted. The

pretty olive-green of the bark, and the greyish-green of the leathery

leaves, render the shrub one of interest even in a flowerless state. In

uly and August the dense spikes of white, or rather yellowish-white

flowers are produced freely, and that, too, even before the shrub has

attained to a height of 2 feet. It is well worthy of extended culture.

C. TINCTORIA (_syn C. lutea_ and _Virgilia lutea_).--Yellow Wood. North

America, 1812. This is a handsome deciduous tree that does well in many

parts of the country, and is valued for the rich profusion of white

flowers produced, and which are well set-off by the finely-cut pinnate

leaves. It is a valuable tree for park and lawn planting, requiring a

warm, dry soil, and sunny situation--conditions under which the wood

becomes well-ripened, and the flowers more freely produced.