The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Hardy trees in Italy

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140. The principal hardy trees for which Britain is indebted to Italy are the larch, the stone pine (fig. 31.), and other pines, the evergreen oak, the sweet bay, the A'rbutus, and the Lombardy poplar, for though the last has been said to be a native of the east, and only introduced into Italy about two centuries ago, there can be little doubt that it was from Italy that it was first brought to Great Britain.