This book is intended to take away the element of uncertainty when you're choosing a conifer suitable for your garden. Illustrated with more than 1500 crisp photographs and with concise descriptions of both 1370 species and cultivars, this well researched reference provides information - including size, appearance, hardiness, preferred growing conditions and susceptibility to pests and diseases - for almost every hardy conifer you're likely to encounter.
Included are popular genera e.g. the firs (Abies), false cypresses (Chamaecyparis), junipers (Juniperus), spruces (Picea), pines (Pinus), yews (Taxus), arborvitaes (Thuja) and hemlocks (Tsuga), as well as less common genera e.g. plum-yews (Cephalotaxus), dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), and Japanese umbrella pine (Sciadopytis verticillata). The introduction offers general information on conifer botany and nomenclature, using conifers in the landscape and pests and diseases. The appendix includes useful lists of plants for specific purposes.
large hardback; 424 pp.
Publisher: - Timber Press - more
Code: - ISBN: 9780881928303
Year: - 2007
Authors: - Richard L. Bitner