Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide

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University of Hawaii Press, 2000 - Gardening - 139 pages
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Carefully selected plants add color, character, and charm to a wide variety of outdoor settings, providing much enjoyment and increasing the value of your home. Plants for Tropical Landscapes will help you select and group plants to create a successful tropical garden tailored to your needs and tastes. Gardeners and landscapers will find this treasury of more than 500 common plants easy to use and one of the most comprehensive guides available today.

Plants are organized by size (ground covers, low shrubs, medium shrubs, small trees) and are fully illustrated with more than 700 color photographs to aid in their identification. The book presents guidelines on plant characteristics, soil and water requirements, and suggested landscape use for each species. In addition, appendices list plants suitable for special uses (xeriscapes, windbreaks, night gardens) and sites (beach gardens, lanai, and houseplants).

 

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Contents

Small Shrubs
13
Medium Shrubs
21
Ji Large Shrubs
35
Small Trees
47
Medium Trees
57
ry Large Trees
71
Vines
77
Q Bromeliads Ferns and Marantas
89
n Bamboos Cycads and Palms
101
Special Use Plants
115
Glossary of Terms
125
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About the author (2000)

Fred D. Rauch is emeritus professor of horticulture at the University of Hawai'i.

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