The World of Magnolias

by Dorothy J. Callaway

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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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Published By Timber Press

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 308

Publication Date 07/16/2010

ISBN 9781604692266

Dimensions 8.25 inches x 11 inches

“Documents the magnolia’s history, culture, propagation, and breeding. In addition to many gorgeous full-color photos, the book provides an encyclopedic listing of more than 80 magnolia species.” —Better Homes and Gardens

“This book of international relevance makes a worthy reference for anyone interested in trees and shrubs.” —American Horticulturist

“A welcome addition to the expanding shelf of books devoted to this horticulturally significant and botanically interesting genus.” —Plantsman

“It is a tremendous accomplishment. It is a publication that magnolia enthusiasts will be very grateful for.” —Rhododendron, Camellia, and Magnolia Group Bulletin

“This is a dandy reference for gardeners.” —American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta Newsletter

“An encyclopedic book. . . . which will interest any magnolia lover, whether a professional grower, landscaper, or lay person. She points out that magnolias are available in such variety that there are some for almost any situation in any size garden.” —Indiana Nursery News

“Perhaps the only book yet written that encompasses all the magnolia species along with their history and care.” —Country Living Gardener

“This is the most comprehensive book on magnolias available and is a must for every magnolia lover.” —Ornamental Outlook

The World of Magnolias is not only a work to stimulate the modern breeder and gardener but also a stunning luxurious contribution to pay a tribute to these top-prized landscape plants.” —Forest Genetics

“The book is not only a reference compendium on magnolias but a wonderfully readable book on the subject.” —Lafayette Advertiser