From Library Journal
A first-class source on the very best garden trees and shrubs. Excellent color photos accompany the well-written plant descriptions, which point out both the positive and negative attributes of each plant, including physical features, hardiness, disease resistance, and growth preferences. A multitude of cross-referenced indexes will help readers find the right plant for each location and desired effect. (LJ 11/15/97)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Michael Dirr is the acknowledged authority on American trees and shrubs. His book ... is a valuable reference."—Garden Design, September 2003 (Garden Design
"Though my shelves sag under the weight of books about trees and shrubs, there's still space for a pictoral encyclopedia that does the subject justice."—Sunset, February 2000 (Sunset
"A first-class source on the very best garden trees and shrubs."— Library Journal, December 1, 1999 (12/1/1999 Library Journal