This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A Louisville, Ky., correspondent, says: "The "Chromo" in the December number, is very handsome, although the leaves in my own grounds where the Andromeda arborea has been in cultivation nearly eighteen years, do not retain the mottled color long; they change rapidly to their fiery crimson tint and retain it until they drop off. It is a very desirable little tree, but I think less easily domesticated than some others".
Mr; Falconer says in the Rural New Yorker that this beautiful tree is perfectly hardy in Boston.