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The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs: More Than 1500 Outstanding Garden Plants

Jim Gardiner

List price £35.00
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22 Feb 2012
Timber Press
436 pages - 215 x 280mm

Rich attributes including vibrant colour, fragrance, and sheer variety of form make flowering shrubs the most rewarding of garden plants. Leading expert on woody plants Jim Gardiner has distilled the knowledge of several decades to come up with an incomparable pictorial reference of hardy flowering shrubs that excel in the world’s temperate-zone gardens.

The encyclopedia includes 2000 high-quality images and essential cultivation data for more than 1700 plants. The data includes size, flower colour and timing, stem colour, fruits, and autumn colour, preferred position, soil needs, pruning requirements, and, where applicable, the RHS Award of Garden Merit


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.

This important new book is the essential reference on the subject that no discerning horticulturist, landscape designer, or gardener should consider being without.

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