J. J. S., is right in his estimate of this plant. Its rapid growth, immense trusses of flowers changing from green to white and then to pink, and its autumnal blooming gives it a high rank. The first plant in this country was received in Flushing, direct from Japan in 1862, and has proved one of the best things introduced from that country. I have trained a single stem of it six feet high, and the flowers are now pendent from it in graceful curves. I have a fancy that my Hydrangea tree will one day startle beholders.