This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This interesting hardy tree, made known to our readers through Prof. Sargent, is attracting attention in Europe. Mr. Max Leichtlin, writing to the Garden, says :
"This, a native of Siberia and Mandschouria, is just now a beautiful object in my garden. My specimen of it is about twelve feet in height, and has a tall pyramidal crown of from three to six feet. The form of its foliage, which is deeply lobed, gives it a singular appearance, and the coloration of the leaves, which are bright red, is very fine. It is also all the more valuable on account of its keeping its foliage much longer than other deciduous trees, which hereabouts have shed their leaves a fortnight ago. It has a spongy bark, and is called the Siberian corktree".