The beautiful evergreen species of this country and Japan are mainly valuable in the South and on the west coast. Of the deciduous species the cucumber-tree (Magnolia acuminata) is the hardiest, as it makes a large tree in southern Iowa and north Missouri. In the Eastern States some of the deciduous Oriental species, such as Magnolia stellata and M. Kobus, do well in sheltered positions as far north as northern New York. In the North, where hardy, M, acuminata makes a grand avenue tree, and the same is true of M. grandiflora in the South.