Lespedeza - Notes

Bicolor, a deciduous shrub growing about three feet high, with purple and rose flowers in September, is offered. It should be grown on a warm border or a wall. Loam and peat.

Leucothoe - Notes

Axillaris, Catesbaei and Davisiae are offered; the two first are now classed with the Andromedas by botanists. They are all peat-lovers.

Leycesteria - Notes

The only species offered is formosa, a good deciduous shrub growing up to eight feet high, with purple and white flowers in summer, followed by fruit. It does well at the seaside. Variegata is a form of it. Ordinary soil.

Libocedrus - Notes

See Conifers, Chapter 17. De-currens is the Incense Cedar and makes a good lawn tree; there is a golden-variegated form. Chilensis, Doniana and macrolepis are also offered. The last is a good Chinese species, but not hardy enough for ordinary culture without protection. These Conifers like a rich deep soil.

Ligustrum - Notes

This is the Privet genus; see Chapters 16. and 24. Ovalifolium is the popular evergreen Privet so much used for hedges; elegant -issimum is a garden form. Other species offered are Ibota; japonicum and its variety macrophyllum; lucidum and its forms aureo-variegatum and tricolor (very beautiful); coriaceum (syn. lucidum coriaceum), curled leaves; Quihoui; sinense and its form floribundum; and vulgare, the common Privet. The Golden Privet is a form of ovalifolium. One or two of the best garden forms are procurable as standards. Ordinary soil, including poor limestone. The Privets do well in town gardens. See Section A for modern species.