By: Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.

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271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour illustrations. "The author surveys smaller rhododendrons in their natural habitat, their distribution, ecology and introduction into cultivation, and then moves on to garden cultivation, examining shelter, shade, climate, hardiness and plant associations. The chapter on planting and maintenance covers soil preparation, planting, feeding, pruning, diseases and pests. One of Peter Cox's strengths is the personal experience he brings to the subject, and this is reflected in a description of the climate and conditions at Glendoik, Perth, where a large percentage of the plants mentioned in the book have been grown with some success. Personal experience shows also in the detailed species descriptions, the largest part of the book, in which cultivation history, botanical characteristics, and garden value are assessed in great detail. There is of course a classification of the species. Hybrids and hybridization are described more fully than before (the author gives some pointers for future efforts here), and there is an account of propagation techniques. With its list of recommended species and hybrids, gardens, nurseries and societies, (this book) offers an immense amount of detailed, up-to-date information, its value enhanced by the practicality readers have come to expect of this author." Small bump at bottom corner of boards and at bottom of rear hinge, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing.


Author Name: Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.

Illustrator: Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise.

Categories: Gardening, Natural History,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Beaverton, OR, Timber Press: 1985

ISBN Number: 0881920142

ISBN Number 13: 9780881920147

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 23522

Keywords: Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Collecting, Cuttings, Hybrids, Hybridizing, Foliage, Flowers, Botany, Glendoick, Ward Kingdon, Feeding, Frost, Pests, Diseases, Cullen, Chamberlain, Propagations, Species, Dwarf, Soil, Seeds, Pruning, Mulching, Hardiness, Climate, Gardens, Gardening.,