This tree is but sparingly planted by cultivators even in England. I tell why, as it is exceedingly distinct, and forms an admirable contrast with of onifers. In Britain there is none more hardy. Perhaps one cause is, but fe ing plants are offered for sale, and cuttings never make handsome specimens. In the catalogue of conifers published by the Horticultural Society Of London it is described as a small tree. Mr. Fortune, who has seen it on its native mountains, says : "The sides of the mountains here were clothed with dense woods of the lance-leaved Pine, (Cunninghamia lance-olata). This was the first time I had seen this Fir tree of sufficient size to render it of value for its timber. Many of the specimens were at least 80 feet in height, and perfectly straight. There was a richness, too, in the appearance of its foliage which I had never seen before; sometimes it was of a deep green color, while at others it was of a bluish tint. There are doubtless many varieties of this tree among these hills." Native of Southern China.

*Its native name.