Identifying Ornamental Conifers: The Illustrated Identifier to Over 90 Conifer Varieties

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Apple Press, 1994 - Ornamental conifers - 80 pages
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There is a vast variety of conifers in cultivation all over the world, and this guide can help to identify 99 of these. The conifers featured include the Cypresses made famous by the Mediterranean landscape gardeners of the Renaissance, the Monkey Puzzle tree and the junipers whose varied forms include craggy hedges and miniature cultivates for window boxes. The introduction features a concise glossary as well as background information on classification, anatomy, growth, and garden uses. Each section is arranged in alphabetical order with common names, photographs and easy reference symbols that give tips on growth rate and mature height, hardiness, annual colour changes and cultivation and garden situation. The identifier section includes: silver firs, cedars, false Cypresses, Japanese ceders, Leyland Cypresses, ginkgo, junipers, larches, pines, fodocarps, Douglas firs, coastal redwood, Wellingtonia, yews, thuja, hemlocks, dawn redwood and spruces.

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