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Camellias: The Gardener's Encyclopedia

By Jennifer Trehane

A well-crafted, authoritative book, superbly illustrated. ... An important work that will stand the test of time both as a bedside bible for the camellia fancier and a finely illustrated book for plant lovers in general.

The Garden

This encyclopedia is a comprehensive, one-stop reference for camellia enthusiasts at all levels. It provides information on how to grow and care for camellias as well as detailed descriptions of a hand-picked selection of over 600 garden-worthy species and cultivars. The highly informed and truly international plant selection includes classic favorites as well as the latest introductions bred by nursery owners and enthusiasts. Detailed propagation advice, including unique grafting methods, will appeal to the keen amateur enthusiast. Helpful advice on combating problems that result from pests, diseases, and other causes will be invaluable, while over 800 captivating images will entice all gardeners to accommodate more of these exquisite plants.

Media reviews

"A well-crafted, authoritative book, superbly illustrated. ... This is an important work that will stand the test of time both as a bedside bible for the camellia fancier and a finely illustrated book for plant lovers in general."

—John Gallagher, The Garden

"A beautiful new book ... chockablock with gorgeous photographs of hundreds of varieties, the book details characteristics of the flowering bushes from all over the world."

—Mary Tutwiler, Lafayette Independent Weekly

"For any gardener interested in growing camellias, this book would be an invaluable asset. For any gardener who enjoys beautiful photos, this book will be a coffee table favorite."

—Angela England, Suite101.com

About the author

Jennifer Trehane

Jennifer Trehane's lifelong passion for camellias stems from her involvement in the family nursery business. Trehane is now one of three directors of the International Camellia Society and travels widely all over the world to see camellias growing in gardens and in the wild.

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