This popular tree is referred to in Chapter 9., also under Acer. The Sycamore is Acer Pseudo-platanus; there are forms called atropurpureum, Leopoldii, lutescens, Prinz Handjery and Worlei. It is a good town and seaside tree.
Racemosus is the Snow-berry, a deciduous shrub about six feet high, with rose flowers in summer, followed by abundant small white fruits; purpureus is a dark form. Acutus (syn. mollis), pink flowers in summer, and the variegated form of orbiculatus (syn. vulgaris) are also met with. Ordinary soil.
A rare tree with panicles of white flowers.
This is the Lilac genus. The name Syringa is commonly, but erroneously, applied to the Mock Orange (Philadelphus). S. vulgaris is the common Lilac; see Chapters 9. and 26. where good varieties, suitable alike for garden and forcing, are named. S. persica is the Persian Lilac, which is smaller in all its parts than vulgaris; there is a white form. Other Syringas which should have the shrub-lover's attention are Emodii, white, spring-blooming, height up to nine feet; there is a form with variegated leaves; Josikaea, lilac, eight feet; pekinensis, white; and villosa, rose. Japonica is a late bloomer with cream flowers that have the scent of Privet.