Buxifolia is a beautiful evergreen, growing up to four feet high, with red flowers in early summer resembling the Lapageria. It is not fully hardy and should have a sheltered place. Peat.
Useful evergreens, of which angustifolia, height up to ten feet, white flowers in May; latifolia, taller, white, May; and media, fifteen feet, white, May, are the principal species. Ilicifolia and rotundifolia are forms of latifolia. Decora (syn. Vilmoriniana) is also grown. Ordinary soil. The Phillyraeas do well in towns and at the seaside.
A genus of herbaceous plants and shrubs. The best of the latter is fruticosa, the Jerusalem Sage, an evergreen growing about a yard high, with yellow flowers in June. Ferruginea is also a yellow-leaved shrub. Ordinary soil.
Several of this genus are evergreens, including arbutifolia, the Californian May bush; height up to fifteen feet, white flowers in summer; serrulata (syn. glabra), white, the Chinese Hawthorn; Benthamiana and ovata. Villosa (syn. variabilis) is deciduous. Japonica (syn. Mespilus japonica) is now called Eriobotrya japonica; this is the Japan Medlar or Loquat. Sandy loam.
See Chapter 17.
A genus closely allied to Andromeda and thriving under the same conditions. P. floribunda and A. floribunda are the same (syn. Zenobia floribunda.) P. formosa is a good white-flowered evergreen, but needs a sheltered place. P. japonica has white flowers in drooping clusters. Peat.