Camellias For New Zealand Gardens
|Author:||Jim Rolfe and Yvonne Cave|
|Series:||A Godwit New Zealand Gardening Guide|
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. Camellias For NZ Gardens 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, groundcover, 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 high-quality colour photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer Yvonne Cave, this authoritative and up-to-date book is essential reading for both experienced camellia growers and enthusiastic beginners.