The Virgilia is one of our most handsome flowering trees and blooms during August and September, when very few trees or shrubs are showing color, thus being a most desirable tree for the garden. It grows to the height of about forty feet and is of a graceful spreading habit. With its deeply cut pinnate leaves, when laden with its panicles of pale lilac-colored flowers, it makes a fine effect on the lawn or in the shrubbery. It thrives in any well-drained garden soil.

Propagate by seeds which should be sown, in Spring, about one-quarter of an inch deep in the open ground. When one year old, the seedlings should be transplanted into nursery rows. Set them twelve inches apart.

Virgilia lutea.