There is quite a number of shrubs that are chiefly valuable for their ornamental fruit: many, in fact, rest their whole claim to our attention on their peculiar beauty in this respect. I have thought that a list of such, with brief descriptions of their habits, might be interesting to some of your readers.

1. Amelanchier Botryapium. The June Berry, Or Indian Cherry

This is rather a small tree than a shrub. In the month of June, it is covered with a profusion of scarlet fruit, about the size of a small cherry. It belongs to the apple family of plants, and is as easily raised from seed, and in the same manner, as the common apple. It thrives best in a deep, rich loam, and is best adapted to an open and airy situation.

2. Aralia Spinosa. Angelica Tree, Ot Club Of Hercules

Also a large, strong-growing shrub. It has quite a peculiar appearance. The stem is very thick, usually has but few branches, and is completely beset with short, thick spines. The flowers are borne from the apex of these shoots in very large panicles, succeeded by blue berries, about the size of small peas, ripening in October. It is not a plant for the most highly kept portions of the lawn. Its character better adapts it to wilder places. It increases somewhat by suckers, though it does not spread very rapidly unless the roots are cut. Every small piece will grow. The best place for it is in an unfrequented part of the lawn, where a small clump of half a dozen, left to itself, will present a very interesting feature. It seems to prefer dry, poor, stony soils.

3. Arbutus Unedo. The Strawberry-Tree

Whoever has travelled in the temperate parts of Europe, is familiar with this shrub, as it is considered indispensable in every garden. It is remarkable that it should be a native only of two places, and these widely distant - the Cape of Good Hope and Ireland. South of Philadelphia it is hardy, but does not grow with its European luxuriance. It is an evergreen, and the fruit, as its name imports, is of the size, color, and shape, of a small strawberry, which the tree ripens in succession most of the year.

4. Benzoin Odoriferum, Or Laurus Benzoin. The Spice Bush

Well-known under its common name to the readers of Wilson's popular " Lines to a Blue Bird." It is a shrub seldom exceeding ten feet high, sending up numerous shoots from its base, and bearing, in July and August, its rich, scarlet fruit in great abundance. The fruit has a highly aromatic taste, and is eagerly sought after by birds, so that they soon disappear. On the whole, there are few more desirable shrubs than this. Its favorite place is in moist, rich, and shaded soils, though it will do pretty well io any rich and deep soil. The seeds must be either sown as soon as they are ripe, or kept in slightly moist moss or soil until they can be. If they are kept dry, they lose their vegetative power, though good to all appearances, except that they have a slightly yellowish tinge.

5. Berberis. The Berberry

Nearly all the evergreen kinds (Mahonia section) have handsome blue berries. The deciduous species have scarlet fruit; of the latter, B. vulgaris (European Berberry) and B. canadensis (American) are best known, and should be in every garden. The fruit ripens in October, and will remain on a great part of winter. The American and European very much resemble each other; the former does not grow so strong, has a more spreading habit, the fruit rounder, and of a brighter scarlet than the latter. They grow readily from cuttings, and are not partial to any particular soil. The evergreen, Mahonia aquifolia, is one of our hardiest evergreen shrubs. It does not exceed four feet in height, but has a very bushy tendency. The young leaves are very green and glossy, the yellow flowers very fragrant, and the racemes of purple berries (ripe in September) peculiarly pretty. It thrives best in a rich, sandy soil, and is readily propagated by either seeds or offsets. The former are not easily procured here, on account of the recent introduction of the plant, so that the species is not so common in gardens as it will be.

6. Bumelia Lycioides

This plant is very scarce, and is, I believe confined to a very small district in its native place (South Carolina). It is quite hardy in Philadelphia, where it is very nearly evergreen, and would no doubt be able to endure the winters of more northern States. In the fall, it is covered with black berries as large as small cherries, of a beautiful glossy hue. One great advantage this shrub possesses over others is, that it seems to prefer a dense, shady place, where few other things will thrive. There ace several other species indigenous to the southern States, but they are not, I think, in cultivation. The seeds grow very easily.

7. Caliicarpa Americana. French Mulberry

This is a small shrub. The small purple flowers are not particularly handsome, but the succeeding spikes of small, purple, edible fruit, are very pretty. It is very nearly allied to the Vitex agnus castus, or "Chaste Tree." It grows naturally, as far north as Virginia, and, I think, would prove a desirable hardy shrub for higher latitudes.

8. Caprifolium Sempervirens (The Red) And (7. Flavum (The Yellow Trumpet Honeysuckles)

Caprifolium Sempervirens (The Red) And (7. Flavum (The Yellow Trumpet Honeysuckles) are as prominent amongst handsome berried plants as they are amongst plants with beautiful foliage or inflorescence. Both of them bear fruit very freely in this region, in the shape of large clusters of light, scarlet berries, making a much handsomer show, when in fruit, than many other plants much more sought after do when in flower. The seeds grow very readily, and if attention were given to raising them that way, it is more than probable new varieties would be originated, as they show a tendency to change. The usual way of raising them is by either layers or cuttings.