Japanese Maples: Momiji and Kaede

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Timber Press, 2001 - Gardening - 332 pages
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This is among the first books published by Timber Press, and after more than two decades it continues to be one of our signature bestsellers. A comprehensive source of information on the culture, identification, and nomenclature of Japanese maples, it describes each of the 320 cultivars of Acer palmatum and 60 cultivars of other Japanese maple species, plus briefly mentions 150 promising new plants. The index lists every horticultural name published, ensuring that Japanese Maples will continue to be the foremost reference book on this wonderfully versatile collection of ornamental plants.

This fully updated third edition has been revised by Peter Gregory and is even more international than its predecessors. It adds approximately 100 important new maple hybrids and selections that have been introduced since the last revision by Vertrees in 1987, bringing to nearly 400 the total number of plants described. Nomenclature has been updated to conform to current standards, many additional photographs have been included, and descriptions have been rearranged for greater ease of reference.

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User Review  - PJWetzel - LibraryThing

JD Vertrees is the foremost authority on the subject of Japanese Maples, and this is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive survey of what was available at the time the book was published. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - jwiegmull - LibraryThing

Wonderful reference book, filled to the brim with color photos of many varieties of these beautiful trees. While the book does primarily focus on the leaf and on classification it does provide an index that categories the varieties by shape and size... Read full review

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Peter Gregory, retired manager at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, England, is the chairman and co-founder of the Maple Society and the editor of its journal. He has been involved with tree research, including maples, for more than five decades. He lives in Cirencester, England.

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