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Witch Hazels (Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide)

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Publisher Comments:

Once discovered, witch hazels capture the hearts of gardeners who rank them among the best of all winter-flowering shrubs. Shrugging off several degrees of frost and a heavy weight of snow, their distinctive flowers held on bare branches cannot fail to light up a garden in the depths of winter. Yet, despite their attributes, only a small number are widely grown outside the gardens of enthusiasts. This book promises to change all that by turning the spotlight on these magical shrubs, highlighting their diversity and providing practical, comparative information that will thrill enthusiast and newcomer alike. The book starts with an introduction to the genus followed by detailed descriptions of the four species and their hybrids. These will be of immense value to gardeners as they consider distinguishing features and work out which will perform best for them. The book further aids identification by noting how local conditions can significantly affect plant characteristics including rate of growth, size of plant, leaf retention, and flower color. Cultural requirements and hardiness tolerance are clearly outlined, further ensuring success in the garden. This is the first attempt to authenticate and describe all known selections, varieties, and species in one text. It will be an invaluable resource for gardeners and collectors for years to come.

Synopsis:

Witch hazels are ranked among the best of all winter-flowering trees. This book provides advice to gardeners in selection and growing by noting how local condition, soil and weather extremes can affect plant growth.

About the Author

Chris Lane has worked in professional horticulture all his life both as a nurseryman, currently production director for Coblands Nurseries Ltd., and also as a lecturer at Hadlow College, Kent, England, where he first became interested in witch hazels. He started collecting them seriously after the cold winter of 1979-1980. Chris is a long-serving member of The International Plant Propagators' Society, becoming international president in 1995. He serves on the Woody Plant Trials Committee for the Royal Horticultural Society and on the committee for The Horticultural Development Council representing the Hardy Nursery Stock Industry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926781
Publisher:
Timber Press
Subject:
Flowers - General
Author:
Lane, Chris
Author:
Lane, Christopher
Subject:
Shrubs
Subject:
Gardening-Trees Shrubs and Vines
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series:
Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide
Publication Date:
20050124
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.28 x 7.3 x 0.97 in 1.69 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Witch hazels are ranked among the best of all winter-flowering trees. This book provides advice to gardeners in selection and growing by noting how local condition, soil and weather extremes can affect plant growth.
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