Peculiar as it may seem, along the shores of the larger lakes, and along the seashore particularly, the group of plants which can be used is restricted to those plants which are particularly adapted to light, sandy soils and also to withstand the heavy storms, mostly in the nature of wind storms, to which such plants are often subjected.

a. Trees:

Casuarina equisetifolia Australian Pine

Coccoloba unifera Shore Grape

Eucalyptus citriodora Lemon Gum

Ficus aurea Wild Rubber

Gliricidia maculata Madre

Ilex opaca American Holly

Juniperus barbadensis Red Cedar

Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum

Palms (in variety)

Pithecolobium dulce Manila Tamarind

Plumeria (in variety) Frangipani Trees b. Shrubs:

Acacia farnesiana Papinac

Caesalpina pulcherrima Barbadoes Flower Fence

Callistemon Bottle-brush

Carissa acuminata Natal Plum

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Chinese Hibiscus

Ixora (in variety) Ixora

Lagersiroemia indica Crape Myrtle

Myrica cerifera Bayberry

Nerium oleander Oleander

Pittosporum tobira Tobira Shrub

Tamarix caspica Tamarisk

Thevetia nereifolia Trumpet Flower

Plate XLIX

Plate XLIX. In the selection of perennials for the garden not only should the possibilities of interesting colour combinations in the flower effects be observed, but also the possibilities for interesting texture of foliage. (A) larkspur; (B) lemon lily (commonly called day lily). (See page 231) c. Vines:


Allamanda Vine Bignonia unguis-cati

Argentine Trumpet Vine Bougainvillea

Paper Flower

Clerodendron thompsonae Scarlet Clerodendron

Cryptostegia madagascariensis

Pink Madagascar Cryptostegia Solatium Tomatillo