Trees, Shrubs, and Roses for Midwest Gardens

Trees, Shrubs, and Roses for Midwest Gardens

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Ezra Haggard, author of the popular Perennials for the Lower Midwest, literally takes landscape design to a higher level with this gorgeous book especially for midwesterners. Trees and shrubs add mass and the all-important vertical element to a garden. If well chosen, they also contribute beauty, texture, and color all year long and for years to come, beautifying the home and adding to its value, screening out unattractive elements, providing privacy, and improving with age. Haggard considers all aspects of more than 100 ornamental trees, shrubs, and roses that are suitable for the Midwest, low-maintenance, and guaranteed not to outgrow a small garden. (A mistake in scale is one of the most expensive errors a beginning gardener can make-planting a row of cute baby Canadian hemlocks up against the house, for example.) Haggard gives mature sizes for all the plants he discusses, as well as other important information-enough to help gardeners decide whether they must have a particular plant or are better off without it. The midwestern rose lover will find Haggard's assessment of relatively trouble-free roses a short but invaluable list. Plant families discussed in some detail include hollies, hydrangeas, magnolias, ornamental maples, rhododendrons, spireas, and viburnums. Old favorites like deutzia, flowering quince, kerria, and mockorange are treated, as well as such less-known but easy species as bushclover, cherrylaurel, falsecypress, katsuratree, and sourwood, which add distinction to any landscape. Perhaps most useful of all are Haggard's sometimes unexpected tips on plant combinations, which will be found throughout the text and in the accompanying photographs.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 230.1 x 230.9 x 17.3mm | 852.77g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 115 color photos
  • 025321470X
  • 9780253214706
  • 2,016,775

About Ezra Haggard

Ezra Haggard is an artist who works with, knows, and loves plants. With his quarter-century of hands-on horticultural experience in the Lower Midwest, he is amply qualified to give advice on how to make our gardens more beautiful and interesting and our gardening lives easier and more satisfying.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Acer buergerianum, Trident Maple; Acer campestre, Hedge Maple; Acer ginnala, Amur Maple; Acer griseum, Paperbark Maple; Acer palmatum, Green Japanese Maple; Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum 'Bloodgood', Bloodgood Japanese Maple; Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Crimson Queen', Crimson Queen Japanese Maple; Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Viridis', Green Laceleaf Japanese Maple; Aesculus parviflora, Bottlebrush Buckeye; Amelanchier arborea, Downy Serviceberry; Amelanchier canadensis, Shadblow Serviceberry; Berberis thunbergii var. atropurpurea, Japanese Barberry; Betula nigra 'Heritage', River Birch; Buddleia davidii, Butterfly Bush; Buxus microphylla, Littleleaf Boxwood; Buxus var. koreana x Buxus sempervirens, Sheridan Hybrid Boxwood; Calycinthus floridus, Carolina Allspice; Caryopteris x clandonensis, Blue-mist Spirea; Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Katsuratrree; Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud; Chaenomeles speciosa cultivars, Flowering Quince; Chamaecyparis pisifera, Japanese Falsecypress; Chionanthus virginicus, White Fringetree; Clethra alnifolia, Summersweet; Cornus alba, C. sericea, Tatarian Dogwood, Redosier Dogwood; Cornus florida, Flowering Dogwood; Cornus kousa, Kousa Dogwood; Cornus mas, Corneliancherry Dogwood; Cotinus coggygria, Common Smoketree; Crataegus phaenopyrum, Washington Hawthorn 'Vaughn'; Crataegus viridis 'Winter King', Green Hawthorn; Deutzia gracilis, Slender Deutzia; Euonymus alatus 'Compactus', Burning Bush; Forsythia x intermedia, Common Forsythia; Fothergilla gardenii, F. major, Dwarf Fothergilla; Large Fothergilla; Halesia tetraptera (H. carolina), Carolina Silverbell; Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise', Witchhazel; Hamamelis virginiana, Common Witchhazel; Hibiscus syriacus, Rose-of-Sharon; Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle', Smooth Hydrangea; Hydrangea macrophylla, Bigleaf Hydrangea; Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora', Standard Peegee Hydrangea; Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea; Ilex x attenuata 'Fosteri', Foster's Holly; Ilex x meserveae, Meserve Hollies; Ilex verticillata, Winterberry Holly; Juniperus chinensis, Chinese Juniper; Kerria japonica, Japanese Kerria; Koelreuteria paniculata, Goldenrain Tree; Lespedeza thunbergii, Bushclover; Magnolia x soulangiana, Saucer Magnolia; Magnolia stellata, Star Magnolia; Magnolia virginiana, Sweetbay Magnolia, Swamp Magnolia; Malus cultivars, Flowering Crab; Malus sargentii, Sargent Crab; Oxydendron arboreum, Sourwood; Philadelphus hybrids, Mockorange; Picea pungens 'Hoopsii', Colorado Spruce; Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa', Globe Blue Spruce; Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa' Standard; Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera', Umbrella Pine; Pinus mugo, Mugo Pine; Pinus strobus 'Nana' (standard), Dwarf Eastern White Pine; Prunus laurocersus 'Otto Luyken', 'Schipkaensis', Common Cherrylaurel, English Laurel; Prunus persica, Dwarf Ornamental Peach; Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan', 'Shogetsu', Japanese Cherry; Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis', Autumn Cherry; Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula', Higan Cherry; Prunus x yedoensis, Yoshino Cherry; Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat', Aristocrat Pear; Evergreen Azalea Hybrids; Rhododendron catawbiense 'Roseum Elegans', Catawba Rhododendron; Deciduous Azalea hybrids; Rhododendron 'PJM'; Rosa x alba 'New Dawn'; Rosa x borboniana 'Zephirine Drouhin'; Rosa centifolia 'Fantin Latour'; Rosa, Climber 'Alchymist'; Rosa, Climber 'Sally Holmes'; Rosa, Climber 'Silver Moon'; Rosa, English Rose 'Lillian Austin'; Rosa floribunda 'Sun Flare'; Rosa, Modern Shrub 'Golden Wings'; Rosa rugosa alba; Rosa rugosa 'Frau Dagmar Hartopp'; Rosa wichuraiana 'Leontine Gervais'; Sorbus americana, S. aucuparia, American and European Mountainash; Spiraea japonica, Japanese Spirea; Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound', Snowmound Spirea; Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon Mellow Yellow'; Syringa meyeri and S. m. 'Palibin', Meyer Lilac and 'Palibin' Lilac; Syringa meyeri 'Palibin', 'Palibin' Standard Lilac; Syringa reticulata, Japanese Tree Lilac; Taxus x media 'Densiformis', English-Japanese Yew; Taxus x media 'Hicksii', Hicksii Yew; Ulmus parvifolia, Lacebark Elm; Viburnum utile 'Eskimo', Service Viburnum; Viburnum carlesii, V. x juddii, Koreanspice Viburnum and Judd Viburnum; Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum, Doublefile Viburnum; Weigela florida 'Park Princess', Old-Fashioned Weigela; Resources; Indexshow more

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