Australis (syn. aculeatus), " Christ's Thorn," is a deciduous shrub growing up to six feet high, with spiny stipules and clusters of yellow flowers in June. It is reputed to be the plant from which the crown of thorns was made. Ordinary soil.
Persica (syn. Hamamelis persica) a deciduous shrub, growing up to fifteen feet high, with scarlet flowers in summer, is worth growing for the brilliant colour of its foliage in autumn. Jacque-montana, yellow, white bracts, is also offered.
Passion Flower. See Chapter 18. Peat and loam.
Imperialis, a handsome small tree, makes a fine "sub-tropical" bed when grown in deep, rich soil, cut down in spring, and the resulting basal shoots thinned to one, for it may grow ten feet high and produce splendid foliage.