224 pages, 330 col photos, 2 maps
Describes and illustrates 300 of the most widely available Japanese maples in North America and Europe. Along with basic information on cultivation and maintenance, it provides lists of trees for specific landscape uses, enabling gardeners to select the best trees for various garden conditions. Fifty newer cultivars are presented, including four outstanding trees that are expected to become very popular in the near future.
This book will be an invaluable asset to any landscape designer - or to any gardener who's a fan of Japanese maples. -- Jane Berger Garden Design Online 20070514 Along with lists organized by landscape purpose (spring color, winter bark); location (full sun, partial shade); and size (bonsai to towering), this essential reference guide also presents tantalizing information about 50 new cultivars. -- Carol Haggas Booklist 20070501 Peter Gregory's update of J.D. Vertrees' classic guide provides ample information about these trees so beloved for the color, texture and interest they can bring to small and partly shaded gardens. -- Beth Botts Philadelphia Inquirer 20071005 A handy size and format makes this book perfect to take along to the nursery or garden center for quick reference and guidance. -- Lynette Walther Camden Herald 20071108 So tempting that I had not gone halfway through the book before ... I was entertaining thoughts of ripping out the grass on the entire south hillside and putting in a maple-display garden instead. ... I do very much recommend this book. -- Jim Dronenburg Washington Gardener 20071101
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