By: Allen J Coombes
480 pages, 600 col photos
Factual directory featuring some 1,500 genera, species and cultivars. Each entry includes foliage and flower information, sun or shade requirements, habit, pruning and soil preferences, as well as indications of height, spread and a hardiness rating. Full-colour illustrations accompany the textual information.
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Allen J. Coombes is Botanist at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in Hampshire, England. His publications include The Collingridge Dictionary of Plant Names, Bowood's Trees and Shrubs, and Trees for Small Gardens. He was closely involved in the major revision of the Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs and contributed to the RHS Dictionary, the European Garden Flora, the RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the RHS A-Z of Garden Plants.
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