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Dirr's encyclopedia of trees and shrubs

Author: Michael Dirr
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume combines the author's two previous titles, (Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs, and Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates) under one cover. It is fully updated with new plants, photography, and commentary. From evergreens to vines and flowering shrubs, this encyclopedia features thousands of plants with all the essential details for identification, planting, and care, plus full-color photographs showing a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dirr
ISBN: 9780881929010 0881929018
OCLC Number: 704380964
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 951 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: A-Z Encyclopedia of trees and shrubs --
Selecting plants for specific characteristics or purposes --
Flower color --
Flowering sequence --
Fragrant flowers --
Fruit --
Fall color --
Winter interest --
Shade tolerance --
Salt tolerance --
Tolerance to moist or wet soils --
Tolerance to dry soils --
Street and urban planning --
Hedging --
Evergreens for specimens, groupings, screens, and groves --
Weeping or columnar habit --
Vines for flowers, fruit, and fall color --
Hardiness zones --
Index of botanical names --
Index of common names.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of trees and shrubs
Responsibility: Michael A. Dirr.

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"Everything you will ever need or want to know about the...beauties in your own yard...is here."--Barbara Mahany "Tri-Valley Herald " 'One of the best plant selection guides.'- Tony Kirkham. Read more...

 
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