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Hawthorns and Medlars

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Series: Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide

By: James B Phipps

139 pages, Col photos, b/w illus

Timber Press

Hardback | Nov 2003 | #142773 | ISBN: 0881925918
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Covers 70 wild but cultivable species.
`James Phipps has brought hawthorns in from the cold and set them in their rightful place as the gardener's friend.' Roy Lancaster

Written in an easy to read, highly understandable style and contains interesting information as well as the expected content. -- Beth Thomsett-Scott E-Streams 20040426 Describes a wide range of the most attractive varieties. Newcastle Journal 20040309 This book is a valuable reference, and a beautifully illustrated one. -- T. A. Dickinson Canadian Botanical Association Bulletin 20040616 An interesting discussion of hawthorns and medlars in folklore... One of the most attractive features of the book is a series of 75 color plates of flowers and fruits of many species, as well as a few related subjects. -- F. G. Dennis Jr. Choice 20040621 A valuable reference, and one that is beautifully illustrated. -- T. A. Dickinson Canadian Botanical Association Bulletin 20040831 A lot of interesting information. -- Gail Harland Cottage Gardener 20040916

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James B. Phipps holds a post-retirement appointment in the biology department at the University of Western Ontario, where for many years he was also director of the Sherwood Fox Arboretum and maintained a research collection of about 300 hawthorns. He has conducted research on hawthorns for over 25 years, and has published extensively during that time. Phipps is also an editorial committee member for the Flora of North America. Dr. Phipps has long had a particular interest in hawthorns and is currently working on a monographic treatment of Crataegus and Mespilus. He is a native of Birmingham, England.

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