Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs An Illustrated Encyclopedia

ISBN-10: 0881924040
ISBN-13: 9780881924046
Edition: 1997
List price: $69.95
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Description: This bestselling encyclopedia, illustrated with brilliant photographs, describes the best woody plants adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties.  More...

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 494
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

This bestselling encyclopedia, illustrated with brilliant photographs, describes the best woody plants adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties. Brief cultural information is supplied for each plant, as well as Dirr's perceptive comments and opinions.

Michael A. Dirr is a professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia. He is the author of twelve books, including Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia and the text and reference book, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, and has published more than 300 scientific and popular papers and articles. His teaching, lectures, seminars, garden study tours, and plant introduction programs have contributed enormously to greater horticultural awareness. He has received the highest teaching and gardening awards from the University of Georgia, American Society of Horticultural Science, American Horticultural Society, American Nursery & Landscape Association, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Southern Nursery Association, and Garden Club of America.

Preface
Acknowledgments
A-Z Illustrated Guide to Woody Plants
Abeliophyllum
Abies
Acanthopanax
Acer
Actinidia
Aesculus
Ailanthus
Akebia
Albizia
Alnus
Amelanchier
Amorpha
Ampelopsis
Aralia
Aristolochia
Aronia
Asimina
Berberis
Betula
Bignonia
Buddleia
Buxus
Callicarpa
Calluna
Calocedrus
Calycanthus
Campsis
Caragana
Carpinus
Carya
Caryopteris
Castanea
Catalpa
Ceanothus
Cedrela
Cedrus
Celastrus
Celtis
Cephalanthus
Cercidiphyllum
Cercis
Chaenomeles
Chamaecyparis
Chionanthus
Cladrastis
Clerodendrum
Clethra
Colutea
Comptonia
Cornus
Corylopsis
Corylus
Cotinus
Cotoneaster
Crataegus
Cryptomeria
Cupressocyparis
Cytisus
Daphne
Davidia
Deutzia
Diervilla
Diospyros
Dirca
Disanthus
Elaeagnus
Elsholtzia
Enkianthus
Erica
Eucommia
Euonymus
Evodia
Exochorda
Fagus
Forsythia
Fothergilla
Franklinia
Fraxinus
Gaylussacia
Genista
Ginkgo
Gleditsia
Gymnocladus
Halesia
Hamamelis
Hedera
Heptacodium
Hibiscus
Hippophae
Hovenia
Hydrangea
Hypericum
Ilex
Indigofera
Itea
Juglans
Juniperus
Kalmia
Kalopanax
Kerria
Koelreuteria
Kolkwitzia
Laburnum
Larix
Leiophyllum
Leucothoe
Ligustrum
Lindera
Liquidambar
Liriodendron
Lonicera
Maackia
Maclura
Magnolia
Mahonia
Malus
Menispermum
Metasequoia
Morus
Myrica
Neillia
Neviusia
Nyssa
Ostrya
Oxydendrum
Parrotia
Parthenocissus
Paulownia
Phellodendron
Philadelphus
Photinia
Physocarpus
Picea
Pieris
Pinus
Platanus
Polygonum
Poncirus
Populus
Potentilla
Prinsepia
Prunus
Pseudocydonia
Pseudotsuga
Pyracantha
Pyrus
Quercus
Rhamnus
Rhododendron
Rhodotypos
Rhus
Ribes
Robinia
Rosa
Salix
Sambucus
Sarcococca
Sassafras
Schizophragma
Sciadopitys
Shepherdia
Skimmia
Sophora
Sorbaria
Sorbus
Spiraea
Stachyurus
Stephanandra
Stewartia
Styrax
Symphoricarpos
Symplocos
Syringa
Tamarix
Taxodium
Taxus
Thuja
Thujopsis
Tilia
Tsuga
Ulmus
Vaccinium
Viburnum
Vitex
Vitis
Weigela
Wisteria
Xanthoceras
Xanthorhiza
Yucca
Zelkova
Zenobia
Selecting Plants for Specific Characteristics or Purposes
Trees: Design Characteristics
Trees: Cultural Characteristics
Shrubs: Design Characteristics
Shrubs: Cultural Characteristics and Maintenance
Needle Evergreens: Design and Cultural Characteristics
Vines: Design and Cultural Characteristics
U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zone Map
Conversion Table for Metric Measurements
Index of Plant Scientific Names
Index of Plant Common Names

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