Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges: Secrets for Selection and Care

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Trees, shrubs, and hedges are the "bones," or essential framework, of any landscape design. Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges explains how to select the finest plants for specific growing conditions, as well as plants that look good together. Over 569 color photographs and 128 illustrations provide instruction and inspiration to landscape for four-season interest, color, and beauty. Descriptions of over 1,000 of the best plants are included - "best" because they are beautiful, low-maintenance, pest- and ...
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Overview


Trees, shrubs, and hedges are the "bones," or essential framework, of any landscape design. Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges explains how to select the finest plants for specific growing conditions, as well as plants that look good together. Over 569 color photographs and 128 illustrations provide instruction and inspiration to landscape for four-season interest, color, and beauty. Descriptions of over 1,000 of the best plants are included - "best" because they are beautiful, low-maintenance, pest- and disease-resistant, and available at local nurseries and home centers. Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges provides all the necessary information to add privacy, shade, color, and texture to the landscape all year round.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580112598
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/2005
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author


Jacqueline Hériteau is the author of more than 20 books on gardening, including The National Arboretum Book of Outstanding Garden Plants, The American Horticultural Society Flower Finder, and Glorious Gardens. She has contributed to Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Coastal Living, Country Gardens, and Traditional Home magazines.
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Table of Contents

Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Part 1: Design and Planting Guidelines Planning, Planting, and More 10
 
Part 2: Trees
TREE BASICS AND FINE POINTS 70
TREE PROFILES 86
Alphabetized by genus (scientific name)

• Abies
The Firs 86

• Acer
The Maples 88

• Aesculus
The Buckeyes 90

• Betula
The Birches 91

• Calocedrus decurrens
Incense Cedar 92

• Carpinus
The Hornbeams 93

• Carya
Hickories 94

• Cedrus
The Cedars 95

• Cercis
The Redbuds 96

• Chamaecyparis
The White Cedars also called False Cypresses 97

• Chionanthus
The Fringe Trees 98

• Cladrastis lutea
American Yellowwood also called Virgilia 99

• Cornus
The Dogwoods 100

• Corylus
The Filberts also called Hazelnuts 102

• Cotinus
The Smoke Trees 103

• Crataegus
The Hawthorns 104

• Davidia involucrata
Dove Tree also called Handkerchief Tree 105

• Eucalyptus
The Gum Trees 106

• Fagus
The Beeches 107

• Franklinia alatamaha
Franklin Tree 108

• Fraxinus
The Ashes 109

• Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo also called Maidenhair Tree 110

• Gymnocladus dioica
Kentucky Coffee Tree 111

• Halesia
The Silverbells 112

• Ilex
The Hollies 113

• Juniperus
The Junipers 114

• Koelreuteria
Golden-Rain 116

• Laburnum
Laburnum 117

• Lagerstroemia indica
The Crape Myrtles 118

• Larix
The Larches 119


• Liquidambar styraciflua

American Sweet Gum 120

• Liriodendron
The Tulip Trees 121

• Magnolia
The Magnolias 122

• Malus
The Crabapples 124

• Nyssa sylvatica
Black Gum also called Black Tupelo, Sour Gum, or Pepperidge 125

• Oxydendrum arboreum
Sourwood also called Sorrel Tree 126

• Phellodendron amurense
Cork Tree also called Amur Cork Tree 127

• Picea
The Spruces 128

• Pinus
The Pines 130

• Prunus
The Flowering Plums, Cherries, and Almonds 132

• Pyrus calleryana
Callery Pear also called Flowering Pear 134

• Quercus
The Oaks 136

• Salix
The Willows 138

• Sophora (aka Styphnolobium)
The Sophoras 139

• Sorbus
The Mountain Ashes 140

• Stewartia
The Stewartias 141

• Styrax
The Snowbells 142

• Thuja
The Arborvitaes 143

• Tilia
The Lindens also called Basswoods 144

• Tsuga
The Hemlocks 145

• Ulmus parvifolia
Chinese Elm also called Lacebark Elm 146

• Zelkova serrata
Japanese Zelkova also called Saw Leaf Zelkova 147

Part 3: Shrubs
SHRUB BASICS AND FINE POINTS 150
SHRUB PROFILES 160
Alphabetized by genus (scientific name)
 

• Abelia 3 grandiflora

Glossy Abelia 160
 

• Acer palmatum

Japanese Maple 162


• Amelanchier

The Serviceberries also called Shadblows 163


• Aucuba japonica

Gold-Dust Tree also called Japanese Laurel 164


• Buddleia

Butterfly Bush also called Summer Lilac 165


• Calluna vulgaris

Scotch Heather 166


• Camellia

The Camellias 167


• Ceanothus

Ceanothus 168


• Chaenomeles

The Flowering Quinces 169


• Cistus

The Rock Roses 170


• Clethra

The Clethras also called Summersweet or Sweet Pepper Bush 171


• Cotoneaster

The Cotoneasters 172


• Cryptomeria japonica

Japanese Cedar 173


• Daphne

The Daphnes 174


• Deutzia

The Deutzias 175


• Erica

The Heaths 176


• Forsythia

The Forsythias 177


• Fothergilla

The Fothergillas 178


• Gardenia jasminoides

Gardenia also called Cape Jasmine 179


• Gaultheria

Salal and Wintergreen 180


• Genista tinctoria

Woadwaxen 181


• Hamamelis

The Witch Hazels 182


• Hibiscus syriacus

Rose-of-Sharon also called Shrub Althea 183


• Hydrangea

Hydrangea 184


• Hypericum

St. John’swort 185


• Kalmia latifolia

Mountain Laurel 186


• Kerria japonica

Japanese Kerria 187


• Kolkwitzia amabilis

Beauty Bush 188


• Leucothoe

The Leucothoes 189


• Mahonia

The Mahonias 190


• Nandina domestica

Heavenly Bamboo 191


• Philadelphus

The Mock Oranges 192


• Physocarpus opulifolius

Eastern Ninebark 193


• Pieris

Pieris also called Andromeda 194


• Potentilla

The Cinquefoils 195


• Rhododendron

The Azaleas 196


• Rhododendron

The Rhododendrons 197


• Rosa

The Roses 198


• Sarcococca

The Sweet Boxes 200


• Skimmia

The Skimmias 201


• Syringa

The Lilacs 202


• Viburnum

The Viburnums 203


• Vitex

The Chaste Trees 204


• Weigela

The Weigelas 205
 
Part 4: Hedges
HEDGE BASICS AND FINE POINTS 208
HEDGE PROFILES 216
Alphabetized by genus (scientific name)


• Berberis

The Barberries 216


• Buxus

The Boxwoods 218


• Cupressocyparis leylandii

Leyland Cypress 219


• Euonymus

Euonymus 220


• Ligustrum

The Privets 221


• Lonicera

The Honeysuckles 222


• Nerium oleander

The Oleanders also called Rose Bays 223


• Osmanthus

Osmanthus 224


• Photinia

The Photinias also called Christmas Berries 225


• Podocarpus

Podocarpus 226


• Prunus laurocerasus

Cherry Laurel 227


• Pyracantha

The Firethorns 228


• Rosa

Roses for Hedges 229


• Spiraea

The Spireas 230


• Taxus

The Yews 231

Glossary 232

Index 233

Photo Credits 238

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