Tropical & subtropical trees: an encyclopedia

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Timber Press, Oct 15, 2004 - Gardening - 484 pages
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This exhaustive, lavishly illustrated A-Z encyclopedia describes tropical and subtropical trees by their specific attributes and profiles, such as color, shape, texture, flowers, foliage, or fruit. It also includes a collection of useful quick-reference checklists that help gardeners, designers, and planners to choose appropriate species for specific uses and conditions. Useful summary boxes for every species cover details such as growth habits, light and shade requirements, tolerances, soil types, details of propagation, and problems that may occur. The result is an irresistible mix of images, descriptive captions, and informed reference texts. It is both a superb introduction for the beginner and an authoritative companion for the enthusiast and professional, providing greater knowledge and understanding of the key elements of tree classification, anatomy and use from around the world. This is destined to become the essential reference work for all gardeners, designers, planners, arboriculturists and horticulturists with an interest and passion for the tropical and subtropical.

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