NUTTALLIA CERASIFORMIS.--Osoberry. California, 1848. This shrub is of

great value on account of the flowers being produced in the early weeks

of the year, and when flowers are few and far between. It grows from 6

feet to 10 feet high, with a thick, twiggy head, and drooping racemes of

white flowers borne thickly all over the plant. Few soils come amiss to

this neglected shrub, it growing and flowering freely even on poor

gravelly clay, and where only a limited number of shrubs could succeed.