FREE CLICK & COLLECT SERVICE AVAILABLE | SPEND OVER €10 FOR FREE DELIVERY

The genus Sorbus

by Hugh McAllister | 01 November 2005
Hardback
Category: Natural History
Synopsis
Of the many tree and shrub genera, no other offers the range of features that Rowans do - suitable for a variety of garden situations, from tiny alpines, through shrubs of all sizes, to tall trees, very few are grown or even known about. This book describes over 60 species related to the familiar rowan Sorbus aucuparia, visually striking, with profuse fruits and flowers of pure white, crimson, pinks, yellow and orange to red, the wealth of new material provided here is remarkable. The author has first hand knowledge and experience of growing all the species, gained from 25 years of meticulous study at Ness Gardens. His discovery of the occurrence of asexual reproduction by seed (apomixis) within the genus has led to a re-appraisal of its classification. In addition, apomictic species can be propagated easily and cheaply by seed, thus providing a rare opportunity to bring new species with a stunning variety of colours and forms into our gardens. Sections on propagation and cultivation will be invaluable to gardeners and professional horticulturalists, while the inclusion of evolutionary history of Sorbus will be of great interest to botanists, biogeographers, and plant collecting enthusiasts. The close collaboration between botanist author and internationally renowned artist, who for 20 years have shared a fine degree of observation of these living plants, also makes this book an outstanding contribution to botanical illustration.
€58.80
176 Reward Points
In stock online
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

Synopsis
Of the many tree and shrub genera, no other offers the range of features that Rowans do - suitable for a variety of garden situations, from tiny alpines, through shrubs of all sizes, to tall trees, very few are grown or even known about. This book describes over 60 species related to the familiar rowan Sorbus aucuparia, visually striking, with profuse fruits and flowers of pure white, crimson, pinks, yellow and orange to red, the wealth of new material provided here is remarkable. The author has first hand knowledge and experience of growing all the species, gained from 25 years of meticulous study at Ness Gardens. His discovery of the occurrence of asexual reproduction by seed (apomixis) within the genus has led to a re-appraisal of its classification. In addition, apomictic species can be propagated easily and cheaply by seed, thus providing a rare opportunity to bring new species with a stunning variety of colours and forms into our gardens. Sections on propagation and cultivation will be invaluable to gardeners and professional horticulturalists, while the inclusion of evolutionary history of Sorbus will be of great interest to botanists, biogeographers, and plant collecting enthusiasts. The close collaboration between botanist author and internationally renowned artist, who for 20 years have shared a fine degree of observation of these living plants, also makes this book an outstanding contribution to botanical illustration.
Quantity
Quantity
€58.80
176 Reward Points
In stock online
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

Quantity
Quantity

Product Details

ISBN - 9781842460887
Format - Hardback
Publisher -
Published - 01/11/2005
Categories - All, Books, Science and Nature, Nature Books, Natural History
No. of Pages - 256
Weight - 1042
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 26
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

Delivery And Returns

Please Note: Items in our extended range may take longer to deliver. Delivery in 5-7 Days

Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations.

 

Delivery Charges

  Ireland & UK* Europe & USA Australia & Canada Rest of World
Under €10 €3.80 €10 €15 €25
Over €10
Free €10 €15 €25

*Free delivery on all orders over €10 - only applies to order total.

All orders will be delivered by An Post.