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Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use (2nd edition)

by Ferrell M. Bridwell

Intended to help students, nursery people, landscape architects, educators, and homeowners in accurately identifying and growing an array of mostly typical woody landscape plants. A beginning chapter discusses plant identification and characteristics as well as the functional and aesthetic uses of plants. The remaining chapters present the plants, with one page of text and several passable color photos devoted to each. Information provided includes hardiness zones (mostly USDA zones 5 to 9), dimensions, fruit, texture, growth rate, culture, pest problems, habit, family, leaf and flower characteristics, selections and cultivars in cultivation, and landscape notes. Entries include ground covers; vines; dwarf, medium, and large shrubs; small, medium, and large trees; and grasses, palms, and bamboo.

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