Ellison, Don

With over 4,250 internationally grown trees, shrubs, and climbers listed, all shown in close-up photographs and alphabetized for quick and easy visual identification, this pictorial dictionary is the most exceptional guide to cultivated plants ever.   Rather than providing lengthy and confusing botanical descriptions, the entries get right to the point with information on the country of origin, climatic preference, planting use, and propagation methods. Under each genus, its most relevant species appear, with their common name or names, typical characteristics, and growth habits. The thousands of examples represent all types–tropical, sub-tropical, temperate, mild, cold, desert, and wetland. Home gardeners will find this an excellent way to acquaint themselves with, or expand their knowledge of, the wide and amazing range of available flora; nursery owners will gratefully reach for it when helping customers; and it’s a must for landscapers, botanical societies, or anyone who simply appreciates the beauty of plants.

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Flora Publications Pty Ltd, 1995.  598 pages, hard cover, dust jacket.  Colour photographs throughout

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Weight 2370 g
Dimensions 29 × 21.5 cm