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The California Chinquapin as an Ornamental Tree

This beautiful specimen of the wild California chinquapin grows in Mr. Burbank's grounds at Sebastopol. Its flowers have been used extensively in hybridizing experiments in the course of Mr. Burbank's development of the hybrid chestnuts elsewhere described in this volume. But the chinquapin tree has obvious merits of its own as an ornamental shrub, as this picture clearly testifies.

The California Chinquapin as an Ornamental Tree

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 11 Chapter 9