Ornamental Tropical Shrubs

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For gardeners lucky enough to live in the subtropical and tropical zones, here are 83 shrubs they can count on to display beautiful flowers and/or colorful, interesting leaves. Stunning color photos and practical advice make this book an inspiration as well as a how-to manual for those who want their gardens to put on a tropical show throughout the year. You'll find beautiful full-colors photos as well as a full information profile for each shrub, including country of origin, drought and salt tolerance, growth ...
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Overview

For gardeners lucky enough to live in the subtropical and tropical zones, here are 83 shrubs they can count on to display beautiful flowers and/or colorful, interesting leaves. Stunning color photos and practical advice make this book an inspiration as well as a how-to manual for those who want their gardens to put on a tropical show throughout the year. You'll find beautiful full-colors photos as well as a full information profile for each shrub, including country of origin, drought and salt tolerance, growth rate, suitable soils, preferred sun exposure, mature size and form, flowers and fruits, and potential insect and disease problems, as well as brief remarks on species, hybrids, invasiveness, flower colors, fruit uses, and planting considerations. Learn how to use shrubs in garden design for hedges, borders, screens, bank covers, mass plantings, containers, as well as bird and butterfly attractors. You'll also learn how to maintain a healthy garden. In her straightforward style, Amanda Jarrett covers the basics of planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, mulching, and controlling insects and diseases. Just follow Amanda's common-sense advice, and your garden will blossom for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561642755
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 167
  • Sales rank: 1,369,372
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
What [characters not reproducible] Tropical Shrub? 3
Shrub Uses in the Garden 7
The Shrub Encyclopedia 19
Acalypha
Chenille Plant 21
Copperleaf 22
Acca
Pineapple Guava 23
Allamanda
Bush Allamanda 24
Barleria
Philippine Violet 25
Bauhinia
Nasturtium Bauhinia 26
Bougainvillea 27
Breynia
Snowbush 28
Brugmansia
Angel Trumpet 29
Brunfelsia
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow 30
Caesalpinia
Dwarf Poinciana 31
Calliandra
Red Powderpuff 32
Carissa
Natal Plum 33
Cestrum
Yellow Cestrum 34
Night-blooming Jasmine 35
Chrysobalanus
Cocoplum 36
Clerodendrum
Clerodendrum 37
Codiaeum
Croton 39
Conocarpus
Silver Buttonwood 40
Cordyline
Ti Plant 41
Cryptostegia
Rubber Vine 42
Datura
Horn of Plenty 43
Dombeya
Hydrangea Tree 44
Dracaena
Dracaena 45
Duranta
Golden Dewdrop 47
Eranthemum
Blue Sage 48
Eugenia
Surinam Cherry 49
Euphorbia
Poinsettia 50
Galphimia
Thryallis 51
Gardenia
Gardenia 52
Gossypium
Wild Cotton 53
Graptophyllum
Caricature Plant 54
Hamelia
Firebush 55
Hibiscus
Hibiscus 56
Holmskioldia
Chinese Hat Plant 58
Ilex
Yaupon Holly 59
Ixora
Ixora 60
Jasminium
Star Jasmine 62
Shining Jasmine 62
Jatropha
Peregrina Jatropha 63
Coral Plant 64
Justicia
Shrimp Plant 65
Flamingo Flower 66
Lagerstroemia
Crepe Myrtle 67
Leucophyllum
Texas Sage 68
Ligustrum
Japanese Privet 69
Loropetalum
Loropetalum 70
Malpighia
Singapore Holly 71
Malvaviscus
Turk's Cap 72
Manihot
Variegated Tapioca 73
Medinilla
Medinilla 74
Megaskepasma
Brazilian Red Cloak 75
Murraya
Orange Jessamine 76
Mussaenda
Summer Poinsettia 77
Nerium
Oleander 78
Odontonema
Firespike 79
Pachystachys
Golden Shrimp Plant 80
Pittosporum
Pittosporum 81
Plumbago
Plumbago 82
Podocarpus
Yew Podocarpus 83
Polyscias
Aralia 84
Pseuderanthemum
Shooting Star Shrub 85
Psychotria
Wild Coffee 86
Rhaphiolepis
Indian Hawthorn 87
Rhododendron
Azalea 88
Vireya Rhododendron 89
Rosa
Rose 90
Russelia
Firecracker Plant 92
Ruttyruspolia
Rutty 93
Sanchezia
Sanchezia 94
Schefflera
Aralia Schefflera 95
False Aralia 96
Senna
Candle Bush 97
Cassia 98
Strelitzia
Bird of Paradise 99
Tabernaemontana
Crepe Jasmine 101
Tecoma
Yellow Elder 103
Tecomaria
Cape Honeysuckle 104
Thunbergia
King's Mantle 105
Tibouchina
Princess Flower 106
Viburnum
Sweet Viburnum 107
Vitex
Variegated Vitex 108
The Healthy Tropical Garden 111
Shrub Classifications 135
Accent shrubs 144
Background shrubs 147
Bank cover shrubs 148
Bird gardens 153
Butterfly gardens 152
Container shrubs 149
Drought-tolerant shrubs 150
Foundation shrubs 145
Fragrant shrubs 143
Full sun to partial shade 142
Full sun 141
Hedges 147
Invasive shrubs 152
Lanai shrubs 150
Maintainable heights 138
Massing shrubs 149
Mature heights 136
Partial shade 140
Partial sun to shade 143
Salt tolerance 151
Screening shrubs 146
Shade 140
Shrubs as trees 148
Small trees 148
Specimen shrubs 143
Sun and shade 140
Wet-soil tolerance 151
Year-round flowers 153
Bibliography 155
Index 157
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2003

    Must-have book for the Florida gardener!

    Many FloridaGardener.com readers have inquired about what kinds of flowering shrubs are available to brighten-up their yards and gardens. Well now there is an excellent source of information available that I highly recommend adding to your Florida gardening library -- Ornamental Tropical Shrubs. Amanda Jarrett¿s book includes 55 shrubs that will grow in USDA Zones 10 ¿ 11 and 28 that can be grown even further north into Zones 8 and 9 enabling gardeners in the temperate areas of the state to give their yards a tropical flavor! 83 shrubs in all are discussed in Amanda¿s book and she also includes such useful information as the plants¿ countries of origin, USDA Zones, drought tolerance, salt tolerance, growth rate, potential plant disease and insect problems as well as the basics of preferred soil type, sun exposure, mature size and form and flower and fruit descriptions for each plant. But by far the best part of the book is Amanda¿s hundreds of full-color photographs of the plants she has documented growing in Ft. Myers and Miami, Florida. Amanda also includes information in the back of the book which teaches how to put the right plant in the right place, how to fertilize, prune and keep your ornamental tropical shrubs healthy. She goes even further by including a section which categorizes the plants she discusses into shrubs that are suitable for everything from accent shrubs and bird and butterfly gardens to those that flower year-round. Amanda Jarrett is a horticultural consultant, writer, photographer, instructor and lecturer. She is a Florida Certified Horticultural Professional and a member of the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association and the Garden Writers of America. She lives in Cape Coral, Florida, where she writes a weekly gardening column for The Cape Coral News-Press.

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