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

Scarlet Thorn tree Castaneacoccinea, Washington Thorn Castaneapopulifolia, Cockspur Thorn Castanea crus-galli

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The most ornamental and the strongest growing indigenous kinds are the Scarlet Thorn tree (C. coccinea), and its varieties, the Washington Thorn (C. populifolia), and the Cockspur Thorn (C. crus-galli); all of which, in good soil, will grow to the height of twenty or thirty feet, and can readily be transplanted from their native sites.