The Garden Guide

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

Trees and plants for hillsides

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Trees and plants specially selected for adorning the sides of hills are:� the Maple, Oak, Daphne, Gardenia, Eugenia, Pueraria thunbergiana, Wistaria, Azalea, Juniper, Box-tree, Ginkgo biloba, Jasminum sieboldianum, Hibiscus mutabilis, Thuya obtusa, Iris, Rhodea, and Plum tree. Some of these,�namely the Iris, Rhodea, and Plum,� are confined to the proximity of water, placed only on hilly islands, or on the edges of hills bordering lakes. Large trees should never be placed near the brow of a garden hill; they are best planted near its base, and a little to the rear, so that their branches partly overhang it.