Taking up a catalogue of an Eastern nursery, under the head of Cerasus Padus it remarks, " this is a most beautiful small tree;" and it is most truly so. Our own Wild Cherry (C. serotina) is a gem in its way, but the present is a diamond of the first water - the Koh-i-noor of ornamental cherries. Yet you may not see it often; it is as rare as it is beautiful. As soon might you see the Victoria Lily in the commonest duck-pond, as this beautiful tree in a gentleman's grounds; yet it is not their apathy, for nurserymen seldom keep it, nor the nurseryman's fault, for he is not aware of its real beauty. It has no English reputation, for there it deserves none. Though a native of that country, it proves hardly worthy of the soil. No sooner did an American atmosphere rush, through the lungs of our English forefathers, but the present go-ahead Yankee nation was formed. Even their trees essay to partake of our spirit, and their little scrub cherries become our most honored arboricultural citizens - genuine, back-bone Enow-nothings, ashamed of the insignificance of their origin.

With more frequent opportunities to observe it, our practical friends will seek more to possess it, and it will be more and more sought after by lovers of trees. I do wish, Mr. Editor, every nurseryman in the States could see a specimen I was enraptured with, a few hours ago, on the very beautiful grounds of your neighbor, Geo. H. Thomson, Esq. I would give your readers some idea of this tree, were it not indescribable; or attempt to sketch it, if I felt that it could be portrayed. Both pen and pencil failing me, I will only ask that they imagine a perfectly conical and densely furnished bush, about twenty-five feet high and fifteen diameter, 60 very well furnished at the ground, that for anything we see, it might be seated on, instead of growing mi. it. Over this cone of shining green, pear-like foliage, thousands of six-inch racemes of snow-white flowers gracefully hang scattered, saturating the air around with their fragrance, and with a sweet will, as if they knew they had the power of conferring pleasure to the beholder, and desired do other recompense.

Bat all this does not constitute their only charms; scarcely have they .

"Cast their wreath at Beauty's feet," than they invite other happy beings to minister to our joys. To the birds, their fruit presents a "dainty dish;" as it ripens, the branches are more animated by their presence, and so long as one is left on the tree, they continue to afford what has justly been considered one of the happiest associations of a country life.

Our little tree is not "hard to raise." The stones should be separated from the pulp soon after gathering, and be preserved in sand till fall, and then sown; they will appear the next spring. If sown in spring, they will not come up till the following yean Their after culture is very simple and easy, requiring soil and treatment suitable to cherries in general.

[We fully indorse our correspondent's praises. It is a desirable small tree for all ornamental grounds. - Ed].