Shrubs For Every Florida Yard: New UF/IFAS Book Shows You How

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Julia Graddy (352) 392-2411

GAINESVILLE —No matter where you live in Florida, your landscape can feature shrubs that are easy to grow and maintain. That’s the message of Your Florida Guide to Shrubs: Selection, Establishment and Maintenance, newly released title co-published from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the University Press of Florida.

Written for everyone from the homeowner with limited gardening skills to the landscape professional or property manager, this book guides the reader through the practical steps involved in selecting and maintaining healthy and Florida-appropriate shrubs for all landscape uses.

This beautifully illustrated resource takes the reader through the fundamentals of site selection, design planning, and preparation. The shrub selector guide pictures 172 Florida shrubs in color, listing hardiness zones, growth habitats, and environmental considerations. The final section focuses on establishing and maintaining shrubs. Both exotic and Florida native plants are included.

Co-authors Ed Gilman and Robert Black teach environmental horticulture at UF/IFAS. Your Florida Guide to Shrubs is the companion book to Your Florida Guide to Bedding Plants (SP185), also co-authored by Gilman and Black.

Your Florida Guide to Shrubs (SP 236) is available for $14.95 at bookstores, or directly through UF/IFAS Distribution. If ordering through UF/IFAS Distribution, add Florida state sales tax and $4. shipping and handling. Make checks payable to the University of Florida, and send to UF/IFAS Publication Distribution, P.O. Box 110011, Gainesville, FL 32611-0011, or with VISA or MasterCard by calling 1-800-226-1764.

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