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February 13, 2016

Australian Native Plants: The Kings Park Experience


Australian Native Plants provides a comprehensive guide to the horticulture of plants native to the continent. Based on nearly 50 years of experience at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, the book describes the necessary growing conditions for mainly Western Australian native plants and covers some of the more technical aspects such as plant propagation and grafting, the use and benefits of tissue culture, methods of seed collection and storage, and the role of smoke in improving germination.

Western Australia is home to about 5% of the world’s vascular plants and contains Australia’s only terrestrial biodiversity hotspot. Written by experts with an in-depth knowledge of how to grow these plants outside their natural habitat, Australian Native Plants provides the more technically minded professional or enthusiast with information based on decades of research, experimentation and application. By sharing practical information, it encourages the growing of Australian plants so that they can be used more widely and contribute to interesting, attractive and diverse private gardens and public landscapes in a changing environment.

Editor: Mark Webb
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing (August 21, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 064310321X
ISBN-13: 978-0643103214
PDF 30.7 MB

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