The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 11. Garden Vegetation

Garden boundary planting

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For arranging near a garden boundary, Pines, Oaks, the Abies firma, and the Euonymus japonicus are preferred. Immediately in front of a house, Willow-trees may be planted on the east, Plum-trees to the west, the Paulownia imperialis to the south, and the Sophora japonica on the north. Plum-trees may be placed quite close to the verandah on account of their fragrant and early blossoms. In front of temples, Bamboos are often planted, and should be to the east of the buildings.