Manual of cultivated conifers
The most complete book of its kind, this comprehensive text describes 607 species & 2,150 varieties & cultivars, with the help of plentiful drawings & photos. Conifers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (page 12) was created as a pictorial companion to this manual.
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Explanation of Symbols and Abbreviations
Alphabetical Reference to the Botanical Terminology
Outline of the Botanical Terms and their Meaning
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abies abscising acuminate acute apex Arboretum Aurea baccata bark Beissn blue-green Boskoop bract scales branch tips branches spreading branchlets broadly conical buds carpels cm high cm long cm wide columnar compact cones conical habit conifers cotyledons crown cultivars cultivation Cupressus cylindrical dark green densely arranged densely branched Developed dioecious Dwarf form erect Fastigiata female flowers flat foliage furrowed Garden glabrous Glauca globose glossy gray gray-green habitat Holland horizontal inflorescences keeled leaves light brown light green male flowers margin midrib monoecious Nana nearly needles nodding Nursery obtuse outspread ovate ovules pendulous petiole Picea Pinus Plate Plumosa pruinose pubescent red-brown Rehd resin ducts resinous RHS Gardens scale ends scale-like seed scales sessile short shrub slow growing solitary species stalked stem stiff stomatal bands beneath stomatal lines Taxodium Taxus baccata terminal thin tightly appressed Tree Tsuga twigs upright usually whorls wings winter yellow young shoots