At the recent meeting of the Western New York Horticultural Society, at Geneva, N. Y., the question was asked: "What newly or recently introduced ornamental trees, shrubs or plants are worthy of special commendation?" The Deutzia crenata alba plena, and the Deutzia scabra alba pleno were strongly recommended. Mr. Charlton, of Rochester, had flowered the first, and considered it quite an acquisition. P. Barry, the President, remarked that the petals of the first were tinged with red, while those of the latter were pure white.

New Shrubs #1

The Dwarf Almond, Amaygdalus Nana

The Dwarf Almond, Amaygdalus Nana, is a deciduous shrub of low growth, which, in the opinion of the florist and pomologist, should oftener find its way into ornamental shrubberies. It is, however, one of the old fashioned things which seem to be overlooked now-a-days. M. Carriere, has recently described (Rev. Horticultural 1872, 340) two new varieties, which he calls A. n. microflora and A. n. Campanu-loides.

Amaygdalus Nana Microflora

Amaygdalus Nana Microflora is a branched bush with sub-erect ramifications, having the leaves like those of the type, oblong lanceolate, and the flowers small, spreading, with narrow petals, often more numerous than usual, thus showing a tendency to duplication of a lovely rose, each marked at the top, exteriorly, with a deeper spot.

Amaygdalus Nana Campanuloidex

Amaygdalus Nana Campanuloidex, so named from its numerous flowers, being much more expanded than those of the type, so as to acquire a kind of bell shaped form, presents little difference of habit, but it forms, nevertheless, one of the prettiest of shrubs at the time of flowering, since it seems to disappear, under the quantity of its pale fleshy rose colored flowers. In this case the leaves are long, narrowly lanceolate, with rather fine toothing. The multiplication of these two plants is effected by means of suckers, which are produced abundantly; these should be separated and planted in the autumn, for if this work is deferred till spring, the plants scarcely push forth at all the first year.

Philadelphus Primulaflorus

Philadelphus Primulaflorus is recommended by the Revue Horticole, a very pretty hardy shrub. It is an issue from the common Syringa P. Coronarius. The names given to it recall exactly the form of its flowers, which, in their aspect, are analogous to those of the double flowered varieties of primrose, with which, in the spring, one makes such pretty edgings. The character of P. primulaflorus may be thus summed up: It is a bushy, branched shrub, with short ramifications; its leaves are glabrous, regularly oval cordiform, of a deep green, dentate, with sharp spines-cent teeth, having a bullate surface, and reticulate prominent veins; its flowers are odoriferous, semi-double, of a fine white, with regularly rounded petals.

In the opinion of the florist, it is a very pretty plant, especially remarkable for the regularity of its flowers which, never thoroughly opening, rather recall those of certain species of the Ranunculus, when they begin to expand. It is unnecessary to add that it is hardy, and that its culture and multiplication are identical with those of the common Philadelphus coronarius.

New Shrub #2

One of the finest and most remarkable hardy shrubs recently introduced into England is Elaeagnus longipes. It comes from Japan. It is of medium size; the flowers are produced in great profusion, and are succeeded by berries, orange in color, oblong in form, speckled with brownish scales.