Designed to aid in the identification of over 4250 cultivated trees, shrubs and climbers of the world, this reference guide provides easy-to-access photographic information on a vast range of plants. The guide briefly descibes each genus, providing details of the country of origin, climatic preference, planting use and propogation method. Photographs of relevant species for that genus are shown along with a brief text giving their common name or names and typical characteristics and growth habits. All the plants are listed in alphabetical order by genus.
Don Ellison has been involved in horticulture for most of his life. During his forty year career he hosted a talk-back radio show and wrote the gardening section of a weekly newspaper. He was a member of the judging panel of the famous Floralies Horticultural Exhibition in Gent, Belgium, and has judged in many other horticultural exhibitions throughout the world. He has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the plant world and continues to keep abreast of advances and new varieties in the industry. He is based in Queensland, Australia.