Gardening with Camellias A New Zealand Guide

Author(s): Jim Rolfe

Gardening | Secondhand

For centuries the genus camellia has fascinated botanists, horticulturists and gardeners. Although originally brought to the attention of the Western world as the plant from which tea was derived, the camellia has long been admired for the exquisite beauty of its flowers and its elegance and adaptability as a garden plant. 



Gardening with Camellias is an important new work cm this popular genus. It presents an overview of the history of the camellia around the world and surveys the important species, as well as the numerous cultivars raised in China, Japan, Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The landscaping Potential of camellias in a wide range of climates and situations is demonstrated, including the use of plants as standards, hedges, espaliers, ground cover, in containers and for bonsai. Comprehensive information is given on selection and cultivation, pests and diseases, propagating and hybridising. An annotated index of species and cultivars provides brief information on over 400 popular camellias. 

Illustrated with 175 high-quality colour photographs, most of them by internationally acclaimed photographer Yvonne Cave, this authoritative and up-to-date book is essential reading for both experienced camellia growers and enthusiastic beginners. 


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  • : 9780908877454
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  • : Jim Rolfe
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