There are several thousandwhich are hardy, can be cultivated with comparative ease, by ordinary methods, providing a rich variety of colour and elegance of foliage which for many years can add grace, beauty and distinction to any garden. Some are bushes, others of taller growth, and not a few attain to the height and girth of small trees. A selection will be found in this work, and may be recognised by FLOWERING SHRUB. after the name. See also SHRUBS.