The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 6. Garden Enclosures

Lindera sericea Nightingale Fencing

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Some Bamboo Fences are made of thin unsplit stems packed closely together, and held between horizontal strips of larger size. Slender twigs of a birch-like wood� (Lindera sericea)�are sometimes similarly employed in combination with posts and longitudinal bands of stout bamboo. In such structures the top is left ragged to produce a rustic appearance, and they receive the poetical name of "Nightingale Fence" on account of their rural character.