COCCULUS CAROLINUS.--This is a half hardy, twining shrub, of free

growth when planted by a tree stem in a sheltered wood, but with by no

means showy flowers; indeed, it may be described in few words as a

shrub of no great beauty nor value.

C. LAURIFOLIUS, from the Himalayas and Japan, is even less hardy than

the above, although, used as a wall plant, it has survived for many

years in the south and west of England. The foliage of this species is

neat and ornamental, but liable to injury from cold easterly winds.