What Shrub Is That?
by Stirling Macoboy
Lansdowne Publishing, 1994, full colour photographs throughout, removable protective clear plastic cover, large paperback, laminated covers, ISBN 1863025693
As New Condition,
'368 pages, beautifully illustrated.
Macoboy's What Shrub is that contains over 1250 of the most useful and admired garden shrubs from all over the world, illustrated with big, full-color photographs.
Not just an identification aid, it is a complete garden guide! Every illustration is accompanied by informative text that details how you can grow that particular shrub to perfection.
Easy-to-follow symbols instantly point to the aspect and climate needed. Season of maximum display, mature height and spread and habit of growth may be seen at a glance.
Other information includes water and soil needs, temperatures tolerated, pruning requirements, methods of home propagation and when to fertilize. The popular names by which the shrub are known are also listed, as are the botanical families to which they belong.
An extensive introduction discusses shrubs in garden design, ways of using various types of shrubs, how to choose and plant shrubs, how to improve your soil, when and how much to water, pruning principles and methods of propagation.
There is also a glossary of important botanical terms and an illustrated appendix which groups related shrubs together.'