Since it was first published in 1951, TREES FOR AMERICAN GARDENS has established itself as the standard work on ornamental and landscape trees for home gardeners and professionals alike. It contains detailed entries on over 1,000 recommended trees (including 200 species and varieties new to this edition), with descriptions of their hardiness, habit, mature height, and foliage, in addition to whether they flower or bear fruit (and when), display outstanding autumn color, or have ornamental bark. The entries include information on the tree's suggested uses, whether it needs another tree to pollinate, and what particularly recommends it for use in landscaping. TREES FOR AMERICAN GARDENS also contains 39 lists of trees that thrive in special situations--moist soil, at the seashore, as windbreaks, even those that withstand pollution well--or that possess special characteristics--fragrant flowers, a weeping habit, are pest-free, transplant well, grow to a certain maximum height--a great boon to the gardener looking for just the right tree for the right spot. New to this edition are a chapter on pruning, expanded information on disease and insect control, and a glossary of botanical terms. Dr. Wyman concludes with a secondary list of 1,300 species and varieties of trees whose cultivation is discouraged in favor of superior varieties on the recommended list--a money-saving feature for gardeners who what to make the right choice the first time around.
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