This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
In arranging pleasure grounds and shrubbery plantations, more especially when the space, is of small extent, errors are frequently committed in planting too thickly of the largest growing trees, and however pleasing and effective these may appear while they are young, as they grow up the lower limbs decay, and the plantations present a very artificial appearance. A portion of medium-sized growing trees, judiciously distributed along the margin, and here and there in groups, will eventually give a pleasing and natural looking outline. The following list contains a few of the more available trees of this character: Halesia tetraptera and H. diptera, Anona triloba, Cornus florida and sanguinea, Euonymus latifolia, Amelanohier botriapium, Gordonia pubescens, Ptelea trifoliata, Rhus cotinus, Chionanthus Virginioa,. Rhamnus catharticus, Viburnum prunifolia, Eolreuteria paniculata, Shepherdia argentea, Eleagnus angustifolia, Cercis canadensis, Cytisus laburnum, Tamarisk Gallica, Syringa vulgaris, Magnolia glauca, M. conspioua, Viburnum opulus, Acer Pennsylvanica, Carpinus Americana, Celtis occidentals, Mimosa Julibrissin, Lauras sassafras, and Madura aurantiacum.
If you wish to trim or torture a plant into shapes, the latter is so rapid a grower that you may have large columns, pyramids, etc. etc., in a very short time.
A. GROUP OF SUMMER FRUIT 1 Rostiezer 2. Madeleine, 3.Beiarre Giffard 4.Mannings Elisab 5.Bloodgood 6 . Dearborn 7B's Haggerston ( or Limon).