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Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Vascular Plants  Trees & Shrubs

Variegated Trees and Shrubs The Illustrated Encyclopedia

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By: Ronald Houtman
338 pages, 760 col photos
Publisher: Timber Press
Variegated Trees and Shrubs
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  • Variegated Trees and Shrubs ISBN: 9780881926491 Hardback Sep 2004 Out of Print #147759
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Describes in detail nearly 800 variegated trees, shrubs and vines available internationally from nurseries. Painstaking in the accuracy of its nomenclature - variegated plants are notorius for being misnamed in commerce - this volume also includes a scientific discussion of the reasons for variegation as well as an essay on how to design with variegated plants in any garden. More than 760 garden photographs have been assembled from the author's collection and from contributors around the world.

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Ronald Houtman is currently secretary of the Trials Committee of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society (RBHS). He grew up in the world-famous nursery village Boskoop, and after his training as a nurseryman he worked for the Dutch firms P. G. Zwijnenburg and Firma C. Esveld. Apart from his work for the RBHS, Houtman serves as a private consultant, breeds new plants, writes and edits catalogs for nurseries, and writes descriptions for plant breeders' rights and patent applications. Houtman is a frequent lecturer and has written numerous articles in journals such as Dendroflora. He has a special interest in Stachyurus and Viburnum.
Out of Print
By: Ronald Houtman
338 pages, 760 col photos
Publisher: Timber Press
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