This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The East Indian Melia Azederach, singularly enough, has obtained the name of China Tree in the Southern States of the Union, where it thrives remarkably well. It only succeeds in very sheltered situations as far north as Philadelphia as for instance in sheltered city yards. It is found to be a very valuable timber tree South, growing fast, and giving useful lumber. Trees seven years old have measured sixty-five inches in circumference, according to the Florida Dispatch. It makes pretty veneering sheets, and is a superlative fire-wood.