KADSURA JAPONICA.--Japan, 1846. This is a small-growing shrub, with

lanceolate and pointed leaves, that are remotely dentated. The flowers

are not very showy, being of a yellowish-white colour and about an inch

across. They are produced both terminal and axillary, and in fair

abundance. The scarlet fruits are arranged in clusters, and when fully

ripe are both showy and interesting. Generally speaking this shrub

suffers from severe frost, but as only the branch tips are injured, it

shoots freely from the stock. It produces its flowers in the autumn.

There is a variety with variegated leaves.