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For the enthusiastic amateur or experienced rhododendron grower, this landmark reference provides the keys to the accurate identification of the nearly 300 rhododendron species widely in cultivation. Beautiful photographs include close-up shots of flower and leaf, microscope images of leaf surfaces, and easy-to-use diagnostic keys, making this a milestone in the identification of rhododendrons.
About the Author
Dr. James Cullen is Director of the Stanley Smith (U.K.) Horticultural Trust based in Cambridge. He served as Assistant Regius Keeper at RBG Edinburgh from 1972 to 1989, where he was responsible for research on Rhododendron classification based on both the dried and living collections. From 1976 to 2000 he was editor of The European Garden Flora (Cambridge University Press). He is the author of numerous scientific papers and contributions to flora, and holds an RHS Gold Veitch Memorial Medal.
“Gardeners who delight in these comely flowers will find the book most informative.” —Booklist