With Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs and Dirr’s Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates, Michael Dirr has now combined both books. Fully updated with hundreds of new plants, photographs, and commentary in Dirrs signature style.
This is his most comprehensive visual reference yet. From majestic evergreens to delicate flowering shrubs, Dirr provides all the essential details for identification, planting, and care, often with full-color photographs showing a tree’s habit in winter, distinctive bark patterns, fall color, and more. In a class by itself for its quality of information, the best researched recommendations for hardiness in the industry, beautiful photography, and Dirr’s own preeminence as a master plantsman, Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is a critical addition to any garden library.
Author: Michael A Dirr