Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs

£35.00 £29.00

Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Timber Press Pages: 436 Illustrations and other contents: 2000 colour photos ISBN: 9780881928235 Categories: ,

This well illustrated guide features 1500 plants in more than 345 genera organized alphabetically by botanical name and readily accessed using the common name index. The author has chosen the best flowering shrubs for gardeners, from the Abelia, Buddleja, and Camellia to the Xanthoceras, Yucca, and Zanthoxylum. Essential horticultural notes accompany each entry and include expected height and spread after 10 years, season of flowering, preferred position, soil and pruning requirements, and USDA hardiness zone rating. Hardcover, 436 pages

Weight2.1 kg
"Worth its (considerable) weight in gold."--Jane Berger "Garden Design " Lastly, a new reference book no serious gardener will want to be without: The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs by Jim Gardiner, the director of horticulture at the RHS (Timber Press, GBP35): 2,000 pictures, brief but authoritative cultivation data, organised alphabetically by botanical name: the business, in short. -- The Evening Standard

Author Biography

Jim Gardiner is Director of Horticulture and Chief Curator for all the RHS gardens in the UK. A highly respected plantsman in the international gardening community, Jim frequently lectures and writes articles for a range of horticultural publications. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture and has authored several books, including Magnolias: A Gardener's Guide.