|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Chamaebatiaria (in allusion to the similarity of this plant to Chamaebatia). Rosaceae. Shrub grown for its handsome white flowers and the finely divided foliage; allied to the spireas.
Deciduous, with glandular aromatic pubescence: lvs. alternate, bipinnate, with numerous minute segms.; stipules lanceolate, entire: fls. in terminal panicles; calyx turbinate, with 5 erect lobes; petals 5, suborbicular; stamens about 60: carpels 5, connate along the ventral suture, at maturity dehiscent into 2 valves: seeds few, terete, with a simple testa.—One species in W. N. Amer. Very similar in general appearance to Chamaebatia, but easily distinguished by the bipinnate lvs. and the large dense panicles, and very different in its floral structure. An upright aromatic shrub with finely cut foliage and white fls. in large terminal panicles; one of the first shrubs to burst into leaf. It is hardy as far north as Mass., but, like other plants from the same region, it dislikes an excess of moisture, particularly during the winter, and is likely to be killed by it. It prefers a sunny position and a well-drained soil, and likes limestone, but grows nearly as well without; it is not a plant for dense shrubberies. Propagated by cuttings of half-ripened wood taken with a heel in August with slight bottom heat; usually by seeds sown in spring, and treated like those of spirea.
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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