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Camellias : the complete guide to their cultivation and use
Trehane, Jennifer.
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Portland, OR : Timber Press, [1998]

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174 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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SB413.C18 T675 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Written by "a practical, down-to-earth person for practical people, wherever they live," this guide by the vice president of the International Camellia Society reflects her own experience in one of England's leading specialist nurseries as well as the knowledge gained in extensive travels worldwide.Published at $34.95 Our last copies available at $17.49

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Trehane, vice president of the International Camellia Society, horticultural consultant, and writer, has compiled a laypersons guide on camellias written in typical English horticulturist's style. Nine chapters provide the information necessary for a beginning enthusiast to get a good grasp as to what camellias are all about. Trehane begins with a nice overview of the history of the genus worldwide, from the origin of camellias in China, and stays away from complex botanical terminology. This information would be very helpful for a beginning breeder looking for germ plasm background. The book provides an up-to-date guide for propagation with an excellent section on cultivation requirements and problems that can arise. There is also a good discussion on the great variability found in camellias and the need to carefully select the cultivars to match the planting location. There are four line drawings, 105 color photographs, and more than 200 present-day cultivars described with hardiness ratings, a very useful informational base for selecting cultivars for varied climates. The last chapter offers an up-to-date listing of camellia nurseries and gardens to visit. Avid camellia amateurs, breeders, and students will find the book very helpful. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. L. C. Ewart; emeritus, Michigan State University