Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, 6th Edition


The sixth edition of what the Chronicle of Higher Education called “A Horticulture Bible” by Michael Dirr is a major revision. It features expanded descriptions of former entries, over 2,000 new species and cultivars, trademark names and patent numbers, as well as all species, subspecies and variety names verified using the GRIN taxonomic data base (germplasm resources information network) and other sources.  The book is rich, accurate, substantive, and written in Dirr’s engaging style.

This new edition includes notes and observations from Dr. Dirr’s sabbatical to Hillier Arboretum in England, which holds the greatest collection of hardy woody plants in the world. Additionally, while on sabbatical the author visited and studied woody plants at 112 gardens and nurseries. Dr. Dirr interacts with the nursery industry and, in addition to visiting the nurseries, travels to the major nursery trade shows to learn what is new.


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