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Hardback: $41.99
ISBN-13: 9780824820343
Published: August 2000

Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide

  • About the Book
  • Carefully selected plants add color, character, and charm to a wide variety of outdoor settings, providing much enjoyment and increasing the value of your home. Plants for Tropical Landscapes will help you select and group plants to create a successful tropical garden tailored to your needs and tastes. Gardeners and landscapers will find this treasury of more than 500 common plants easy to use and one of the most comprehensive guides available today.

    Plants are organized by size (ground covers, low shrubs, medium shrubs, small trees) and are fully illustrated with more than 700 color photographs to aid in their identification. The book presents guidelines on plant characteristics, soil and water requirements, and suggested landscape use for each species. In addition, appendices list plants suitable for special uses (xeriscapes, windbreaks, night gardens) and sites (beach gardens, lanai, and houseplants).

  • Contributors
    • Fred D. Rauch is emeritus professor of horticulture at the University of Hawai'i, where he served as Extension Specialist in Horticulture for twenty-five years.
    • Paul R. Weissich, a licensed landscape architect, was director of Honolulu Botanical Gardens from 1957 to 1989. Since his retirement, he has been active as a consultant and volunteer on numerous landscaping projects. He is coauthor of Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • An excellent reference for Hawaii.
      Honolulu Star-Bulletin
    • A gold mine in the desert of books for Hawai‘i’s gardeners and landscapers. And all for a price that won’t break most budgets. . . . I am very happy with this book. I have only had it for a few weeks, but I have already referred to it many times to get information about a plant I already know or to help me figure out a plant I just discovered. When you go out and get a copy for yourself, buy one for a gardening friend and share the wealth.
      Hawai‘i Horticulture Magazine