Under this name the Garden has a chapter on the Silver Linden, Tilia argentea, or T. petiolaris of some authors. As much is not known of it, and it does remarkably well in America, we give what the Garden says of it, in order that it may attract more attention. In our country it usually goes under the name of the Silver-leaved Hungarian Linden:

"Of all the Limes this one is, I consider, the handsomest, being very fine in foliage and extremely graceful in growth. It is the same as the Lime known in nurseries as T. Americana pendula, but as it is a native of Eastern Europe and not of America, this name is misleading. It is not an old tree, as Loudon states that in 1838 it was not known in England, though it was cultivated in the gardens at Odessa at that time. It was then considered to be only a variety of the Hungarian Lime, T. alba, or T. argentea, as it is also called, which is the only other silver-leaved Lime. T. petiolaris is distinct from it, and no one could mistake the one for the other after they had seen both, despite their similarity of leaves, both having the under surfaces of silvery whiteness. But the common white Lime is erect in growth and its twigs always point upwards; whereas every branch and twig of T. petiolaris are pendulous and hang equally on all sides of the tree in a most elegant manner. In T. alba the silvery surfaces of the leaves are only seen when upturned by the wind, but in many others the leaves are twisted so as to show the silvery sides at all times, and when stirred by a breeze the whole tree is as silvery as the Abele. One might call the Crimean Lime a weeping tree in the truest sense, and now that the leaves are off, one can see the graceful outline of its head and weeping branches more so than in summer.

It is a strong grower, and seems to grow rapidly even on light, poor soils; whereas T. alba does not thrive well except in pretty good sod. Nurserymen ought to pay more attention in working up stocks of this fine tree, for when its merits become better known there will undoubtedly be a demand for it. In some of the best nurseries good-sized trees may be bought, but it is not grown in quantity, as the common and other Limes are. There are some good medium-sized trees of it at Kew, where it grows to perfection on a dry, gravelly soil, and it was remarkable that through all the drought of the past summer its leaves kept their deep green appearance, and showed not the least tendency to change colour, as did all the other Limes; and young trees of it in the collection of Limes were conspicuous for their luxuriant verdure. The finest Crimean Lime I know, and which is probably the finest in the country, is that growing in Mr. Maurice Young's nursery at Milford, Godalming, and it is most likely one of the first planted in this country, for the Milford Arboretum was, even fifty years ago, one of the most celebrated in England. This specimen is some 60 feet in height, and has a diameter of stem at breast high of about 18 inches.

It has the characteristic dense head of the species, and is as stately as it is graceful. It stands by itself, so that it has had plenty of space to develop. The sight of this lime would be sufficient to recommend it to everyone who takes an interest in trees. Taking into consideration every point of this Tilia, it is not too much to say that it is one of the most valuable ornamental trees we have. W. G".