on 4 February 2009
Dont listen to Adz this is an Ace little book to help choose or identify Acer palmatums.Includes around 250 Palmatums. photos of most palmatums included, mainly foliage and tree pictures, No bark pics. Well laid out with a good introduction including choosing,planting,pests,diseases,pruning etc. Some very good pages on Japanese maple use,purpose,location etc.Very methodical information given on plant size,shape,habit,autumn colours, features etc.
Also includes usefull information and photos of the other Japanese Acer species like the circinatum, japonicum, shirasawanum, sieboldianum etc. Invaluable little book to take out maple shopping or when planning garden designs.300 cultivars, 330 Photos, Worth every penny.
on 16 April 2010
I have the hardback version of Vertrees Acer must-have, but this is an essential up-date volume that you can tuck in your pocket for trips to nurserys, gardens etc. If you love Japanese Maples, like me, then you will not regret buying this.
on 24 December 2009
this book details everything that you need to know to succesfully a grow or start a collection of japanese maple, it lists with very good pictures hundreds of cultivars, their growth habits, best features etc.
very impressed with this book!!
on 4 December 2011
Good reference book to have when looking for stock.
Info is good, especially the full grown size of the cultivars.
Some pics are not sharp, but these were reproduced from earlier Vertrees books.
If only some of these beutiful cultivars, were easily available in the Netherlands