See Conifers, Chapter 17.
This popular evergreen is dealt with in Chapters 20. and 25. It will grow in almost any soil and situation. Those grown are all varieties of japonica. There are both male and female forms of the type. The following are female forms: limbata, fructu-alba, (white fruit), longifolia, vera nana and viridis. Only female forms bear berries, and a male plant is necessary for fructification.
See Chapters 9., 17., etc.
See Rhododendrons, also Chapters 9., 13., and 26. The varieties named in the last are also good for the garden.
Pretty evergreens with fragrant flowers, suitable for low walls, or open bush culture. None, with the possible exception of microphylla, are thoroughly hardy, so that if grown in the open they should have a sheltered place. Gilliesii, with yellow flowers in spring and foliage resembling Holly, is perhaps the best. Microphylla, however, is well worth growing for its vanilla-like scent and autumn berries. Dentata, integrifolia, lanceolata and serrata are also offered by nurserymen. Leaf mould and peat may be added to the soil, which should be well drained.
The species halimifolia, the Groundsel Tree, is useful for seaside gardening; it has white flowers in summer. Ordinary soil.