J. D Vertrees' classic book, Japanese Maples, has been updated by Peter Gregory, plant curator and founder of the International Maple Society. This new edition will be familiar to old readers, but they too will want it in their libraries. About 100 additional cultivars are fully described and 150 promising new cultivars are individually discussed. Confusing nomenclature, spelling and synonyms are updated, corrected and explained. There are 135 new photographs. Propagation and disease are given greater attention. Ease of use is facilitated through reorganization of the descriptions (alphabetical order).
8 1/2 x 11" Hardcover; 332 pgs.; 312 color photos; 2001; $49.95 + $4.00 shipping and handling.
Pocket Guide to Japanese Maples
This brand new book includes descriptions of 300 cultivars, including fifty new ones. It also has growing information appropriate for all gardeners and suggestions for selecting maple appropriate for different locations. The new writing is by Peter Gregory and Eastwoods Nurseries contributed several photographs. $19.95 + $5.00 shipping.