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August 04, 2014

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Jane Parkes

This sounds tempting, with information on everything that I could need at a fair price. But how does it compare with Michael Dirr's huge encyclopedia?

Graham Rice

Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs comes in a much larger format, runs to over 950 pages, covers "more than 3,700" plants with 3,500 pictures and its cover price is two and a half times that of the Hillier Manual. So it covers about a quarter of the number of plants described in the Hillier Manual, has masses of colour pictures, costs substantially more but of course is focused more on plants grown in North America. And it's very very heavy.

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