north if planted under the shade of other trees and away from cold draughts. It thrives best in a light sandy soil well enriched with old well-decomposed manure.

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Propagate by seeds sown, in February or March, one inch deep in a hotbed or in a warm greenhouse. When the seedlings are about four inches high, plant them in three-inch pots and give them more room as growth advances.