Rhododendrons and Azaleas for Your Garden (1st Edition)


Secondhand Gardening

A comprehensive guide to both the rhododendron and the azalea, this book contains a chapter which provides insight into the enormous potential for these plants in ordinary, everyday gardens. It gives ideas to guide gardeners, both beginners and the knowledgeable, to combine the beauty of rhododendrons and azaleas with all kinds of other plants. Features include a detailed A-Z section on the different plant groups, with comprehensive details on size, flower quality and hardiness, supported by the author's years of personal experience. Topics discussed include the origins and history of the plants, advice on buying, planting and aftercare - pruning, pests and diseases. There is also a section on camellias which completes the book. These shrubs belong to the same family of plants from which we get tea leaves, and are amongst the prettiest of all flowering shrubs. Christopher Fairweather has spent some 40 years studying and increasing his knowledge on rhododendrons and azaleas. Previously manager at Beaulieu, Hampshire, he is recognized as an authority on this subject.


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The origin and history of rhododendrons; rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias in the garden; the suburban garden of between 700-1000 square metres; explanation of symbols; hybrid rhododendrons; rhododendron species; deciduous azaleas; evergreen and Japanese azaleas; camellias; principal gardens to visit for rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.

General Fields

  • : 9780903001373
  • : FLORAP
  • : FLORAP
  • : 250mm X 190mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 635.93362
  • : 128
  • : 192 colour and 11 b&w illustrations, index