The Genus Sorbus: Mountain Ashes and Other Rowans

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The Genus Sorbus: Mountain Ashes and Other Rowans Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew Publishing Pages: 256 ISBN: 9781842460887 Categories: , ,

Varying from tiny mountain shrubs to tall trees, there is a rowan suitable for every garden. Dr McAllister has 25 years of knowledge and experience in growing rowans, and in this book describes over 60 visually striking species, including recent introductions from China. The re-appraisal of classification, evolutionary history, ecology and conservation will bring botanists up to date on latest research, while sections on propagation and cultivation will prove invaluable to gardeners, nurserymen and horticulturists.
Hardback; with dust-jacket
236 pages. Eighteen full-page paintings by the renowned artist Josephine Hague, and over 100 colour photographs, illustrate the text.


Weight1.4 kg

Author Biography

Hugh McAllister was Deputy Director of Ness Gardens, (University of Liverpool Botanic Gardens) from 1972 to 1997, and is currently a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at Liverpool University. He has been studying Sorbus for nearly 30 years, using chromosome numbers and living material to devise an evolutionary classification of the genus.