Guidebook to Available Rhododendrons, Species and Hybrids
Harold E. Greer
3rd edition, published
by Offshoot Publications, USA, 1996
Reviewed by Mike Oates
This 227 page book describes
at least 750 Rhododendron species and hybrids with more than 450
being illustrated with colour photos. The book begins with a brief
section on cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning
and dead heading.
The main part of the
book is an alphabetical dictionary with the name of the plant, approximate
height at 10 years, hardiness, and a quality rating.
This quality rating is
in three parts, out of five points for each part and covers the
flower, the plant and its foliage, and the plants performance. Numbers
go from 1 for the poorest to 5 for the best.
The plants flowering
season is also given, plus, for the species, the country of origin
Zealand Garden Journal: Journal of the Royal New Zealand Institute
of Horticulture 1996 1(4): 23
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