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    J.D. Vertrees(Author) Peter Gregory(Author)

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The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Japanese Maples describes and illustrates 300 of the most widely available Japanese maples in North America and Europe. Along with basic information on cultivation and maintenance, it provides lists of trees for specific landscape uses, enabling gardeners to select the best trees for various garden conditions. Fifty newer cultivars are presented, including four outstanding trees that are expected to become very popular in the near future. The guide is a valuable complement to the 3rd edition of J. D. Vertrees' Japanese Maples (updated in 2001 by Peter Gregory). Its handy format makes it an ideal reference for taking to the nursery or garden center.

This book will be an invaluable asset to any landscape designer - or to any gardener who's a fan of Japanese maples. -- Jane Berger Garden Design Online 20070514Along with lists organized by landscape purpose (spring color, winter bark); location (full sun, partial shade); and size (bonsai to towering), this essential reference guide also presents tantalizing information about 50 new cultivars. -- Carol Haggas Booklist 20070501Peter Gregory's update of J.D. Vertrees' classic guide provides ample information about these trees so beloved for the color, texture and interest they can bring to small and partly shaded gardens. -- Beth Botts Philadelphia Inquirer 20071005A handy size and format makes this book perfect to take along to the nursery or garden center for quick reference and guidance. -- Lynette Walther Camden Herald 20071108So tempting that I had not gone halfway through the book before ... I was entertaining thoughts of ripping out the grass on the entire south hillside and putting in a maple-display garden instead. ... I do very much recommend this book. -- Jim Dronenburg Washington Gardener 20071101

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  • By maple delight on 4 February 2009

    Dont listen to Adz this is an Ace little book to help choose or identify Acer palmatums.Includes around 250 Palmatums. photos of most palmatums included, mainly foliage and tree pictures, No bark pics. Well laid out with a good introduction including choosing,planting,pests,diseases,pruning etc. Some very good pages on Japanese maple use,purpose,location etc.Very methodical information given on plant size,shape,habit,autumn colours, features etc. Also includes usefull information and photos of the other Japanese Acer species like the circinatum, japonicum, shirasawanum, sieboldianum etc. Invaluable little book to take out maple shopping or when planning garden designs.300 cultivars, 330 Photos, Worth every penny.

  • By Ray Cochrane on 4 June 2009

    This little book is a superb guide to Acers. It is comprehensive, very well written for the amateur gardener and contains many useful photos. It is written by two people who are extremely kowledgeable and enthusiastic about Acers and covers many hundreds of different cultivars. Essential reading if you are interested in Acers and my constant companion on visits to nuseries.Highly recommended.

  • By G. S. F. Mitchell on 16 April 2010

    I have the hardback version of Vertrees Acer must-have, but this is an essential up-date volume that you can tuck in your pocket for trips to nurserys, gardens etc. If you love Japanese Maples, like me, then you will not regret buying this.

  • By K. A. Biseker on 5 March 2010

    I brought this book as a birthday present 4 weeks ago, it has been read from cover to cover on more than one occasion and it is a brilliant guide to acers. The pictures are lovely and clear and I would definately recommend this book to others.

  • By Graham J. Barton on 24 December 2009

    this book details everything that you need to know to succesfully a grow or start a collection of japanese maple, it lists with very good pictures hundreds of cultivars, their growth habits, best features etc.very impressed with this book!!

  • By rhino on 4 December 2011

    Good reference book to have when looking for stock.Info is good, especially the full grown size of the cultivars.Some pics are not sharp, but these were reproduced from earlier Vertrees books.If only some of these beutiful cultivars, were easily available in the Netherlands

  • By peter airley on 1 January 2015

    Excellent book all the info I needed on acers, there's that many.Would say that this a book you do need for a Japanese garden

  • By D Dinger on 1 September 2014

    Excellent guide for having around in the car, allows me to identify types and just as importantly keep check on which trees I own.


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