Vibrant Southeastern Landscapes Year-Round

Landscaping_with_Conifers_and_Ginkgo_CMYKLandscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast

By Tom Cox and John M. Ruter

Pubdate: 4/16/13

This colorful, comprehensive new guide thoroughly lays to rest the misconception that conifers are unsuitable for the South. Presenting multiple varieties of conifers that thrive in the southern climate, as well as numerous ginkgo cultivars, homeowners are provided with myriad options for keeping their yard beautiful year-round. Boasting 12 full months of beauty, full shape, and texture, conifers and ginkgo are the perfect option for low maintenance landscape color. Tips on growing, pruning, preventing disease and pest problems, and on proper selection and cultivation requirements all focus on considerations unique to the Southeast.

Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen,' a spiral-form cultivar that may be in the top 5 for collectors of bizarre plants.

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Rasen,’ a spiral-form cultivar that may be in the top 5 for collectors of bizarre plants.

Foliage of Fokienia hodginsii 'Fujan Cypress,'  is native to southeast China, northern Laos, and northern Vietnam. It also does well in the Coastal Plain area of the southern U.S.
Foliage of Fokienia hodginsii ‘Fujan Cypress,’ is native to southeast China, northern Laos, and northern Vietnam. It also does well in the Coastal Plain area of the southern U.S.

Ginkgo biloba fall color
Ginkgo biloba fall color

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Categories: Gardening, Nature, Publication Announcement

Author:University Press of Florida

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