Shrub Guide

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ALarsh, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    Is there any sort of shrub guide you guys would suggest that shows the shrub, the name, a little info about it? I am asking because I have landed a couple shrub trimming jobs and i'm not sure how I should shape or trim back some of these shrubs, if they are even supposed to be trimmed.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. Plant Buyer 83

    Plant Buyer 83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176


    Go to

    Michael Dirr
    Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia - Pics & general info

    Michael Dirr
    Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses - the bible of plants :)

    American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training (American Horticultural Society Practical Guides) - great info on when and how to prune individual plants & general pruning information. (There are alot of good pruning books out there).

    I think these will be a good start. I have them all and are VERY handy.

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