This lavishly illustrated A-Z encyclopedia describes tropical and subtropical trees by their specific attributes and profiles, such as color, shape, texture, flowers, foliage, or fruit. It also includes useful quick-reference checklists that help in choosing appropriate species for specific uses and conditions. Useful summary boxes for every species cover details such as growth habits, light and shade requirements, tolerances, soil types, and details of propagation. It is both a superb introduction for the beginner and an authoritative companion for the enthusiast and professional.
About the Author
Margaret Barwick has spent more than forty-five years as a hands-on gardener and landscape designer in New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Malawi, the British Virgin Islands, USA, France and the Cayman Islands, where she was involved in setting up their Botanic Park. The culmination of all her work, this book reflects Margaret Barwick's passion for the subject and her appreciation of what fellow gardeners need to know about tree selection for tropical and subtropical climates.
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