A friend has kindly written to me, to point out an error in my paper on the above subject, which I hope you will give me the opportunity to correct. In treating of Gaultheria shallon and G. procumbens, the sentence reads as if both had black berries. The G. procumbens has red berries. This is well known as the Tea-berry (a name also given, in many parts of Pennsylvania, to the fruit of Mitchella repens), and as an ingredient in many varieties of tooth paste, powders, and washes, and as coloring matter for Swaim's Panacea, and a flavoring article for other so-called "remedies," is extensively known.

Rhus coriaria should read R. glabrum. I have seen what I take to be a form of R. giabrum, though differing in the form of the panicle, time of flowering, and shape of the leaves, and which I consider to be the R. elegans of English gardens, that always bears male flowers; as this does not, of course, bear berries, those who wish to cultivate the R. glabrum for its fruit, must take care to get the proper variety.

• A lady correspondent farther complains that I have neglected to include in my list the Daphne mezereum, which she justly considers equal in beauty with its scarlet berries to anything I have described. At the moment of writing, I had on my mind that it was not hardy enough to be included; but as it is certainly hardier than some I have described (especially Cerasus Caroliniensis and Callioarpa Americana, which, as my friend first alluded to observes, in his letter, he has "scarcely been able to get to live over a Permeylvaaian winter"), I have no excuse to offer my fair friend for the omission. thos mrehan.

Shrubs With Ornamental Berries #1

ALL of your readers, as well as myself, have perused with great pleasure T, Meehan's notes on "Shrubs with Ornamental Berries." The subject is one of interest to every lover of Nature, and has been handled with judgment and ability. However, to make the list more complete, and to bring into notice a few indigenous shrubs, which, perhaps, are not so generally cultivated as they deserve to be, the following notes as supplementary to those of Mr, Meehun may be acceptable:

1. Celastrus Seandens. Staff-Tree. Waxwork

There are few of our native shrubs more worthy of cultivation than the Staff-tree. It climbs by twining around the trunks of small trees, frequently attaining the height of twenty or more feet, It blossoms in June, bearing pendulous racemes of greenish-white flowers. The fruit consists of oval, berry-like pods of an orange color, which opening in autumn display the beautiful scarlet aril which envelops the seeds. The berries are persistent, retaining their form and beauty until late in the spring. The plant delights in an alluvial soil, and is of easy cultivation.

2. Solanum Dulcamara. Bittersweet

This is the true Bittersweet, though the name is sometimes applied to No. 1. This plant is also a climber, and is sometimes seen in cultivation as a covering for arbors, for which it is well adapted. The lower leaves are usually cordate, the upper ones hastate, The flowers, which are purple, are produced in cymose clusters, The berries are oval, and of a beautiful scarlet.

3. Menispetmum Canadense. Moon Seed

The foliage of this plant is its chief attraction. The leaves are large, smooth, and generally six-angled. The small, white flowers are produced in clusters. The fruit (drupes) are about the size and color of frost grapes. The stem is climbing.

4. Cornus Stolonifera

This shrub, which is a common inhabitant of our northern swamps, is worthy of cultivation not only for its white berries which are very ornamental, but also for the beauty of its shoots, which in winter especially are of a bright red color. I have-known this plant to blossom twice in a season, C. Canadensis is a beautiful dwarf species, seldom attaining a height of more than six inches. It bears a terminal umbel of white flowers surrounded by a large petaloid involucre. The berries are red and very showy.

5. Lonicera Oblongifolia And L. Caerulea

Lonicera Oblongifolia And L. Caerulea ; both fine shrubs bearing ornamental berries, are sometimes met with in our low, rocky woods. The flowers of both species nearly resemble those of L. ciliata. The berries of both species are connate, formed by the union of the ovaries of the twin flowers. The berries of the first-mentioned species are purple, those of the last are blue.

6. Benzoin Oderiferum. Spice Bush

While collecting plants during the summer of 1855, I noticed that the intense cold of the preceding winter had killed this fine shrub down to the snow line.

7. Sambucus Pubens. Red-Berried Elder

This shrub grows plentifully with us here in Western New York. It certainly is a fine plant, and were it less com-mon, would doubtless be cultivated. It blossoms very early in the spring, and ripens its berries in June. The contrast afforded by a bush loaded with ripe berries in the month of flowers is very fine.

Early in autumn I visited the original Sheldon Pear Tree, standing on the Major Sheldon Farm, now owned and occupied by Lorenzo Cady, Esq. The tree is twelve or fifteen inches in diameter at the base, and is probably twenty-five or thirty feet in height. It is of a fine, pyramidal form, and gives evidences of health and vigor, having made, shoots the present season of ten or twelve feet in length. It bore this year an average crop of fruit which sold readily for twelve dollars per barrel. The farm on which the tree stands is in the town of Huron, Wayne County, N. T. E. N. P.

P. S. - Above a year ago you promised us a new American edition of Lindley's Theory and Practice of Horticulture; may we look for its publication soon?

[We may as Well say at once that Lindley's new edition is vastly superior to the first; it was prepared for publication; the new wood-cuts were made,, when it was found that the new would interfere with the old. It is the etiquette of the trade not to publish on each other, and the proprietors of the old and superseded edition were not prepared to enter upon the expense of the much larger book; they had it under consideration, however, when the money panic set in, and we cannot now say when, if ever, the American public will obtain this invaluable work; the cost of the English edition is over six dollars. - Ed].