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

Paulownia trees Scrophulariace�

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Nat. Ord. (Natural Order) Scrophulariace�. Lin. Syst. (Linnean System) - The Paulownia is an entirely new ornamental tree, very lately introduced into our gardens and pleasure-grounds from Japan, and is likely to prove hardy here, wherever the Ailantus stands the winter, being naturally from the same soil and climate as that tree. It has already attained a great notoriety in the gardening world of the other continent; and from a cost of four or five guineas a plant, it is now reduced to as many shillings, being very readily propagated. In the north of France it is perfectly hardy, and will no doubt prove equally so here, south of the latitude of Boston. With our own plants being newly received, we have not yet had the opportunity of testing this point.