by David Fross and Dieter Wilken
Though it has an unrivaled range of blue flowers and includes plants suitable for many gardening and landscaping situations, this North American native genus has long been underutilized. Its species range from Canada south through southern Mexico and from coast to coast, and there are forms from ground-hugging mats through shrubs to trees. A complete horticultural and botanical treatment of the genus aimed at both gardeners and botanists, this book finally gives Ceanothusówith so many plants that tolerate sun and shade, thrive in arid conditions, and bear a profusion of beautiful, fragrant flowersóthe recognition it deserves.
"If it is possible for one book to give this genus the recognition it deserves, then mission accomplished." -- Garden Compass, May 2006