Centauren American Hallis

Florets of a deep Magenta purple; the flower heads are very large, measuring when expanded, fully four inches across. In light soil the plant grows from 2 to 3 feet high. Leaves, or the flowering branches, are ovate-lanceolate, sessile, and comparatively small while the color of the flower-heads is very rich before full expansion takes place. Has just been introduced into England, by W. Thompson, of Ipswich. Originated in Texas, and is considered by English florists not only first class, but much superior to the type.

Cephalotaxus Fortuni

A very beautiful Yew from the north of China, where it was discovered by Mr, Fortune. Dr. Lindley says:* "In the absence of a well grown plant, little or nothing can be said of this tree, save that it is stated by Mr. Fortune to grow to a height of from 40 to 60 feet. Its branches are probably spreading or drooping, obscurely streaked or furrowed distichous, pale brown, slender; leaves quite distichous, alternate or opposite, close together, three to four inches long, linear, tapering a little at the base, much and gradually acuminate, one-nerved, dark and full green above, paler beneath." Perfectly hardy in England.

Cephalotaxus Pedunculata. Taxus Harrinotonia

A pretty Yew tree from Japan, which proves quite hardy in Britain, and in all probability will in this country. It promises to be a handsome and useful species, but the plants in cultivation are small.

Cephalotaxus, Japan Yew-Tree

This valuable addition to our evergreen Conifers is one of the discoveries of R. Fortune, in his enterprising travels in Japan and China. The species which bears his name, the only individual yet known to us, is a shrub of pleasing habit, and likely to become popular when a little more common; at present, the supply is rather limited to make it available to the general purchaser. Fortunii, Fortune's yew.

Cerasus Japonica Alba Flore Pleno

For a fine specimen of this most beautiful double flower, we are indebted to David Ferguson, near Laurel Hill Cemetery. It eclipses the old double flowering cherry and the spireas; is perfectly hardy, and of easy cultivation, and a most lovely flower to force.

Cerasus Lauro-Cerasus - Cherry, Or English Laurel

This plant is also rather scarce; but from what I have seen, there seems no reason to doubt of its success, if properly situated. Much depends on aspect Let it be introduced under the shade and shelter of trees, and plenty of leaves thrown around it during winter, and my present impression is that it will be as perfectly at home in such situations as our common sheep laurel. There are plants here, five and six feet high, in perfect health.

Cerasus Lusitanica

Portugal Laurel - is not plentiful, but there are several plants which have stood out for some years. They are shaded on the south, and give hopes of proving perfectly hardy in such a position. The plants alluded to are in luxuriant health.

Cerasus, The Laurel Bird Cherry

An indispensable family to the landscape, or the most humble gardener who has any pretensions to taste. It is the universal favorite of all Europe; but, strange to say, the species are not perfectly hardy here, though south of Baltimore they grow luxuriantly. They are all shrubs of from four to fifteen feet high.