Excerpt from Beautiful Flowering Trees and Shrubs for British and Irish Gardens This volume is intended to meet the more intelligent interest that is now taken in the cultivation of Beautiful Flowering and Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. At one time the average idea of a shrub rarely travelled beyond the Common Privet, Aucuba, or Cherry Laurel, hence the great preponderance of these in many parts of the kingdom, to the exclusion of choicer, more ornamental, and as easily grown plants. Besides assisting the reader to make a selection of trees and shrubs that may be suitable for his particular garden, it is hoped that it will also be found of great use in the hands of those nurserymen who have incurred enormous expense, not only in sending collectors to all parts of the world in search of beautiful plants, but in the cultivation, propagation, and acclimatisation of them to our own country. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.