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RHS Wisteria Monograph

By James Compton & Chris Lane

Hardback

£40.00

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Author James Compton & Chris Lane
Binding Hardback
Date published April 2019
Number of pages 304
Publisher RHS
ISBN / Item No. 9781907057885

Description

The third in the acclaimed series of RHS Horticultural Monographs, reveals the fascinating horticulture, botany and history of perhaps the most glamourous and desirable of all hardy garden plants.

  • All five species described in detail, plus a key to aid identification
  • Nearly 100 of the most widely grown and recent cultivars illustrated and fully described
  • An overview of the oldest and largest wisterias in the wild
  • The depiction of wisteria in Oriental art through the ages
  • Detailed history of the introduction of wisterias to cultivation
  • A survey of the individuals and nurseries who have raised new wisteria cultivars
  • The botany and classification of the genus, including recent molecular discoveries
  • A checklist of around 350 cultivars and scientific names, with synonymy and valuable information including dates, introducers and descriptions
  • Advice on cultivation, pruning, propagation, and dramatic ways to use wisteria in gardens

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