952 pages, 3530 colour photographs
With "Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs" and "Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates", Michael Dirr set the gold standard for horticultural reference. Now these two classic and bestselling books are under one cover, fully updated with hundreds of new plants, photographs, and commentary in Dirr's signature style. This is his most comprehensive visual reference yet.
From majestic evergreens to delicate vines and flowering shrubs, Dirr features thousands of plants with all the essential details for identification, planting, and care, plus full-color photographs showing a tree's habit in winter, distinctive bark patterns, fall color, and more. In a class by itself for its quality of information, the best researched recommendations for hardiness in the industry, beautiful photography, and Dirr's own preeminence as a master plantsman, "Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs" is a critical addition to any garden library.
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Michael A. Dirr is a retired professor from the University of Georgia, a legend in the horticultural world, one of the top American authorities on woody plants and the author of more than 300 scientific and popular papers, articles, and books.