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Trees and Shrubs for Warm Places by John Mason

This ebook was written as a guide for anyone wanting to extend their knowledge of plants grown in any type of warm place – tropical, sub-tropical, greenhouses, and court yards that have become heat traps in temperate places.

The heat, and humidity in moister areas, encourages diversity of plant life. With the right approach, and careful selection of plants, a hot place can be turned into a very livable garden. Plants in fact can help modify the temperature in a hot place. Large plants not only shade the ground below keeping it cooler; but will keep the temperature lower by not trapping and radiating heat in the same way as other surfaces, such as rock, paving, metal or glass. Plants also lower temperatures in their immediate vicinity through the release of water vapour from their foliage during photosynthesis.

About the Author:

John L. Mason Dip.Hort.Sc., Sup'n Cert., FIOH, FPLA, MAIH, MACHPER, MASA

Mr Mason has had over 35 years experience in the fields of Horticulture, Recreation, Education and Journalism. He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a small business owner.  John has held positions ranging from Director of Parks and Recreation (City of Essendon) to magazine editor.
John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and author of over thirty five books and of over two thousand magazine articles. Even today, John continues to write books for various publishers including Simon and Shuster, and Landlinks Press (CSIRO Publishing).



Chapter 1 : Introduction 

What causes an area to be warm?; Common hot garden areas

Chapter 2 : Cultivation of trees and shrubs in warm places
Spacing plants; Soils; Mulches; Fertilizers; Planting; Water and the garden; When to water; A guide to pests and diseases of plants; Preventative medicine in the garden; Pest problems on plants; Fungal diseases on plants; Weeds in the garden; Mulch; Growing plants in containers 

Chapter 3 : Warm gardening in special situations 
Greenhouses and shadehouses; Greenhouse contruction materials; Shadehouses; Pergolas; Gardening on balconies and courtyards; How to grow plants on balconies; Hot dry areas; Hints for dry sandy soils; Humid tropics; Coastal areas; Windy areas

Chapter 4 : Trees for warm places 
Acacia; Acmena (Syn Eugenia); Agathis; Agonis; Albizia (Sometimes Spelt Albizzia); Allocasuarina (Allocasuarina Was Previously Part Of The Genus Casuarina); Aleurites; Alphitonia; Adansonia; Angophora; Araucaria; Argyrodendron (Syn. Heritiera); Artocarpus; Azadirachta; Averrhoa; Backhousia; Banskia; Barklya; Barringtonia; Bauhinia; Bixa; Bombax; Brachychiton; Buckinghamia; Caesalpinia; Callitris; Cananga; Cassia; Castanospermum; Casuarina; Ceratopetalum; Ceiba; Cercis; Chorisia; Chrysophyllum; Cinnamomum; Citrus; Colvillea; Couroupita; Crescentia; Cupaniopsis; Davidsonia; Delonix; Diploglottis; Dysoxylum; Elaeocarpus; Erythrina; Eucalyptus; Fagraea; Ficus; Flindersia; Fraxinus; Geijera; Grevillea; Harpullia; Hicksbeachia; Hymenosporum; Jacaranda; Khaya; Kigelia; Lagerstroemia; Cultivated Varieties Of Lagerstroemia Indica; Litchi; Lophostemon; Macadamia; Mangifera; Manilkara; Melaleuca; Melia; Melicope (Syn. Euodia); Microcitrus; Metrosideros; Mimusops; Mischocarpus; Moringa; Myristica; Nuytsia; Nolina (Syn. Beaucarnea); Olea; Omalanthus (Syn.Homalanthus); Owenia; Pachira; Pandanus; Peltophorum; Persea; Pimenta; Pithecellobium (Syn. Ignea); Pittosporum; Plumeria; Polyalthia; Pterospermum; Pullea; Robinia; Samanea; Sambucus; Santalum; Schefflera (Syn. Brassaia); Schinus; Schizolobium; Schotia; Spathodea; Stenocarpus; Sterculia; Genus: Syncarpia (Syn. Choricarpia); (Note: Classification is sometimes confused with some, but not all, botanists placing one or more syncarpia species under the name choricarpia); Syzygium; Tabebuia (Syn Tecoma); Tamarix; Tectona; Terminalia;Theobroma; Tristaniopsis; Waterhousia; Xanthostemon; Xylomelum

Chapter 5 : Shrubs for warm places
Acalypha; Adenium; Allamanda; Alternanthera; Aphelandra; Aralia; Ardisia; Aucuba; Bauhinia; Barleria; Bouvardia; Breynia; Brugmansia; Brunfelsia; Buddleia; Caesalpinia; Calliandra; Callicarpa; Callistemon; Camellia; Capparis; Carissa; Carphalea; Cassia; Cestrum; Clerodendrum; Codiaeum; Coffea; Coleus; Combretum; Cordyline; Crossandra; Cuphea; Datura; Dichorisandra; Dipladenia (Syn Mandevillea); Dracaena ; Duranta; Eranthemum; Eremophila; Ervatamia (Syn. Tabernaemontana); Eugenia; Euodia; Euphorbia; Eupatorium; Euryops; Evodiella; Fatsia; Feijoa; Franklinia (Syn. Gordonia); Furcraea; Galphimia; Gardenia; Gmelina; Graptophyllum; Grevillea; Grewia; Greyia; Hibiscus; Holmskioldia; Hypericum; Impatiens; Indigofera; Ipomoea; Iresine; Ixora; Jasminum; Jatropha; Justica; Kopsia; Lantana; Lawsonia; Leea; Leptospermum; Lobelia; Lonicera; Mackinlaya; Malphighia; Malvaviscus; Manihot; Medinilla; Megaskepasma; Melastoma; Michelia; Miconia; Montanoa; Morinda; Murraya; Mussaenda; Myoporum; Nandina; Nerium; Ochna; Odontonema; Orthosiphon; Osbeckia; Otacanthus; Pachystachys (Syn. Jacobinia); Pavetta; Pedilanthus; Pentas; Phaleria; Phyllanthus; Plumbago; Polyscias; Protea; Pseuderanthemum; Psidium; Punica; Raphiolepis; Reinwardtia; Rhododendron; Rondeletia; Rosa; Ruellia; Russelia; Solanum; Stachytarpheta; Strobilanthes; Syzygium - See Trees; Tecoma; Tecomaria; Tetrapanax; Thevetia; Thunbergia; Tibouchina; Turnera; Viburnum; Vitex; Westringia

Chapter 6 : Trees and shrubs for specific purposes
Plants suited to wet soil gardens; Windbreaks; Plants for hedges, windbreaks and screens; Lime loving plants


ISBN: 978-0-9871022-3-2

Pages: 208

Images: 284


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