An up-to-date encyclopedic reference to all known species, with the most complete listing of cultivars yet published. Since most magnolias are highly ornamental their garden use is a primary focus of the book, though every aspect of magnolias from history to hybridizing is treated.
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Dorothy J. Callaway was born in Alabama and grew up in Bishop, Georgia. She was exposed to natural history (plant science in particular) at an early age through her parents. She attended the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, and received a B.S. in horticulture, followed by an M.S. in botany from the L. H. Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Her thesis research involved the taxonomic study of magnolias cultivated in North America. Since then she has written a number of articles on magnolias for major botanical and horticultural journals. Her aims in writing this book are to compile scattered information into a single reference and to introduce others to the fascinating variety of the genus. Dorothy Callaway has served as the official registrar for magnolia cultivars and as a member of the board of trustees of the Magnolia Society, Inc.
Timber Press, one of the more prolific publishers of books for gardeners, horticulturists, and botanists, provides readers with this first-rate guide to magnolias. In her introduction, Callaway points out that the flower was first cultivated by Chinese monks, to whom the flowers symbolized purity, as early as A.D. 650; it was introduced to European gardens in 1688. Callaway explains the biology and terminology of 80 species, followed by chapters on the species' culture, propagation, taxonony (naming and classification), cross-breeding, and hybridizers. The list of species offers information on each plant's scientific name, common name, native range, historical background, garden merits, flowering and fruiting dates, and cultivars and hybrids. George Cohen
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Book Description Timber Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110881922366
Book Description Timber Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0881922366 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0481117