This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. O. D. Dryden, near Gilroy, informs us that he has a rose tree, twelve years old, of the Cloth of Gold variety, the stock of which is seventeen inches in circumference. It branches one and a half feet from the ground, and stands about ten feet high, with a spread of top ten feet across. If it were not kept closely pruned it would be much larger.- Pacific Rural.