The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Chinese Gleditsia horrida

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There is a fine species called the Chinese (Gleditsia horrida), with larger and finer foliage, and immense triple thorns, which is interesting from its great singularity. A tree of this kind which we imported, has stood our coldest winters perfectly uninjured, and promises to be beautiful and very hardy. Some noble specimens of the common Three-thorned Acacia may be seen upon the lawn at Hyde Park, the fine seat of the late Dr. Hosack.