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Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

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What a wonderful chance discovery about eight years past at an antebellum home across from the Georgia campus, where a low subshrub with pink wisteria-like flowers was growing in the shade of pecan trees. Another key-out quest was performed, with this species surfacing as the leading candidate. A suckering, spreading shrub with seven to thirteen, 1 to 2 1/2-inch long rich green leaflets per leaf. Flowers, each 3/4 in. long, pink, in 4 to 8 in. long, 20 to 40 flowered racemes, explode in May and continue sporadically into August and September on new growth. Have yet to observe fruit set. I hope to breed this species with the others for improved floral characteristics. Prefers moist, moderately fertile, acid soil in partial shade (best) to full sun. Some foliage lightening in full sun but no diminution in floral production. Displays excellent heat and drought tolerance. Use as a groundcover in shade, at the front of a border, and in bank plantings. Ond of Bonnie's favorite plants. Our fine colony prospers under the shade of a Southern Red Oak, Quercus falcata. Grows 12 to 18 in. high, spreads indefinitely. Zones 6 tp 7(8). China, Japan.

Cultivars and varieties. 'Alba', with white flowers, is in cultivation. 'Rosea' has deeper pink flowers with a hint of lavender.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881925258
Subtitle:
An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Author:
Dirr, Michael
Author:
Dirr, Michael A.
Publisher:
Timber Press
Location:
Portland, OR
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Shrubs
Subject:
Ornamental trees
Subject:
Ornamental shrubs
Subject:
Landscape plants
Subject:
Climatic - Temperate
Subject:
Ornamental trees - Sunbelt States
Subject:
Ornamental shrubs - Sunbelt States
Subject:
Gardening-Trees Shrubs and Vines
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
5]
Publication Date:
20020126
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
289.052 x 222.25 x 31.75 mm

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Product details 448 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881925258 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An indispensable companion to Dirr's Hardy Shrubs and Trees is this encyclopedia for warmer regions. Included are more than 400 species and descriptions of hundreds more cultivars and varieties.
"Synopsis" by , Following the phenomenal success of "Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs, this companion volume presents trees, shrubs, and vines for "warm temperate" zones, In North America, these areas (zones 7-11) stretch from the Mid-Atlantic states to the South, include most of Texas and the Southwest, and encompass the entire West Coast up to western Canada. This remarkable volume shows both the habit and details--flower, fruit, bark, fall color--of more than 400 species and describes hundreds more cultivars and varieties. Any gardener who lives in an area where average winter temperatures do not fall below O Fahrenheit will want this book.
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