This is a hand-some hardy shrub specially valuable for its winter expression when placed in contrast with low-trained Salix aurea or a group of dwarf growing evergreens.

The variegated leaved dogwood (Cornus Sibirica) also has red-colored branches, and its leaves are finely variegated with yellow, white, and green. It contrasts pleasingly with dark-green- or purple-leaved shrubs.unsightly walls and fences are far more general in city and country than in cooler and moister climates. During recent years as far south as Atlanta, Georgia, so many of the climbing vines generally planted have been killed or crippled by severe winters that at this time only truly hardy species will be noted, except three or four desirable ones for the South, as specially stated.