Botanical Magazine Monograph: The Genus Betula: A Taxonomic Revision of Birches

Author(s): Kenneth Ashburner

1. Trees - General

Birches or Betula are among the most attractive and common trees in the landscape and in gardens. The Genus Betula is the first monograph published on this plant group, the species of which have been notoriously difficult to identify. Accounts are given of all known birches found in Europe, Asia and North America, both white and brown barked, and a key for their identification. An invaluable tool for arboriculturalists and professional and amateur gardeners, and will also appeal to lovers of botanical art.


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The late Kenneth Asburner travelled widely in search of birches, to Japan, Korea, Russia, Siberia, the Himalayas, Canada and the USA and throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Hugh McAllister has been growing and studying birches for over 30 years in co-operation with Kenneth Ashburner.

General Fields

  • : 9781842461419
  • : Royal Botanic Gardens
  • : Royal Botanic Gardens
  • : March 2013
  • : 246mm X 190mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 100 colour illustrations
  • : Kenneth Ashburner
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 634.9726
  • : 300