The Aspen.

The Aspen.

The Lombatdy Poplar, in selected spots,

The White and Paper Birches,

The Liquidambar,

The Ginko tree,

European and American Larches, Deciduous Cypress, White Fringe tree, Laburnum, Tulip-tree,

III. Trees And Shrubs Suitable For Individual Planters

Dwarf Oaks,

Magnolia grandiflora, or Evergreen, " The Glaucous, or Swamp, " tripetela, or Umbrella-tree, " conspicua, or Chandelier-tree, " purpurea, and Soulangeana,



Stuartia Virginica, and Marylandica,

Gordonia pubescent (formerly Franklinia).

The Black, or Norway Maple; no tree will produce a better head, or a more impenetrable shade, and, as it does not attain a great height, there is no more suitable large tree for a single lot.

Dwarf Horse-Chestnut,

Kolreuteria paniculata,

The Hop tree,

The Bladder nut tree,

Japan Euonymus, Evergreen,

The Hollies,

Venetian Sumac, or Mist-tree,

Virgilia lutea, or Yellowwood,

Spanish Broom,

The Laburnums,

The Rose Acacia,

The Bird Cherry,

Hoses; select the hardiest ever-blooming kinds.

The Common Ivy will spread gracefully over a lot, instead of grass, but is found, in practice, to collect the leaves in winter, and they prove difficult to displace.

The Rhododendrons, etc, which we should recommend, would be Kalmia Latifolia, or Common Laurel,

Rhododendron maximum, " catawbiense,

" ponticum, succeed in the shade.

These are superb bloomers, and beautiful evergreens in addition. When they attain considerable size, nothing can be more desirable.

The Common White Jasmine, and the nudiflora, The Periwinkles are admirably adapted to cover the surface of graves, and to trail over the grounds. The Halesias, or Snowdrop trees, • The Fringe tree, The Copper Beech, The Silver, Variegated, and Golden, and the common tree Boxes, Cryptomeria Japonica, Finns pumilio, Junipertu Suecica,

" Hibernica,

" Sabiniana,

" Chinensis,

" pendida, The Yews, Deutzia gracilis, The Spireas, The Tamarisks, Wiegela Rosea and Amabilis, The Mahonias, The Forsythia viridissima.

IV. Weeping Trees For Individual Lots

Sophora Pendula, or Weeping Sophora, European Weeping Ash, Weeping Golden Ash,

" Mountain Ash,

" Birch,

" Beech,

" Larch,

" Elm,

" Oaks,

" Poplars,

" Linden,

" Laburnum,

" Thorns, The Lentiscus Weeping Ash, Fraxinus lentiscifolia pendula is a fine-spreading, and somewhat drooping tree, well worthy of a place.

The Weeping Sophora, first on this list, one of the most remarkable and elegant of the drooping shrubs, is but little introduced, but we are convinced that, when it is more generally known, it will be much employed in cemeteries. The round head, and deeply-weeping, long, slender, green shoots, are quite ornamental, both in summer and winter. The milage and flowers resemble somewhat the White Locust, and the Laburnum. It could be procured in quantities from Europe, at very moderate cost, and will be, when it becomes known, extensively propagated here, where it is quite hardy.

V. Hedge-Plants Suitable For The Inclosure Of Cemetery Lots

The American Holly will be the first choice of all who can procure it, both for its beauty and durability.

The Junipers will form a very beautiful and suitable hedge, south of Pennsylvania.

Arbor Vita, both Chinese and American, Golden, Oriental, Tartarian, and Japan, are highly suitable and ornamental for lots, especially the latter, but require annual shearing.

The Siberian Arbor Vita is particularly suitable for a cemetery hedge; of slow growth, compact habit, and requires but little trimming.

The Hemlock, treated as a hedge-plant, would be exceedingly ornamental.

The Yews, but, especially, the upright, or Irish variety..

The Buckthorn, and Berberries.

Honeysuckles, carefully attended to, are grace-Ail and proper, particularly the Chinese Evergreen.

The Tree-Bot is of slow growth, hardy, and truly superb as a cemetery hedge, requiring less attention than any other.

The Savin, with its dark-green foliage, is only second to the above.

The Evergreen Privet,

The Lilac, Syringa, Pyracantha, Snowball, and similar straggling plants, should never be allowed.

VI. Vines Suitable For The Adornment Of Individual Lots

The Clematis; most of the varieties, but, especially, the Sweet Scented, which will cover a monument or inclosure with its delicate tendrils and flowers in the most beautiful manner.

The Sweet Scented, or Male Grape, will run over a tree or large shrub, and annually produce its regale of delicious odor. The Wistarias may be used, with, caution, where there is a large space or railing to entwine.


Lily of the Valley, Christmas Rose, Monkshood,

Sweet Violets, Lilies, Phlox, etc.

For Covering Graves

Periwinkle, or Vinca minor, forms a beautiful evergreen for the hillock over a grave. A little attention in keeping free from grass and weeds will give an entirely satisfactory mound. Moneywort and Ivy.

Vines And Shrubbery For General Purposes

The Trumpet Mowers, American and Chinese, to mount the larger trees. Ivy, the Giant, ditto; the English is hardiest. " Three-Fingered, ditto. Aristolochia, or Birthwort, The Fragrant Wild Grape, The Evergreen Honeysuckle, and other varieties. Jasminum Officinale, the White Jasmine.

The Yellow Jasmine, south of Philadelphia, would be eminently suitable for both the public and private grounds.

In the Southern States, there are many additions to these lists that will strike the planter there; our observations are made principally for the latitude of Philadelphia, but apply, in the main, to both North and South.

We find the subject has grown upon us so much that a third article will be necessary. We shall give a list of trees, shrubs, and plants, that will succeed under the shade of trees, a desideratum to many in private gardens; with, a few additional remarks pertinent to the subject of cemeteries.