Green Roof Plants

Green Roof Plants

A Resource and Planting Guide

Book - 2006
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Green roofs have gone from horticultural curiosity to booming growth industry in urban and suburban settings alike—primarily because their environmental benefits are now beyond dispute. Concise, accurate, and easy to use, this is the first reference devoted to the drought-tolerant plants most likely to succeed, covering moisture needs, heat tolerance, hardiness, bloom color, foliage characteristics, and height of 200 species and cultivars.

Blackwell North Amer
In just a few years, green roofs have gone from a horticultural curiosity to a booming growth industry — primarily because the environmental benefits of extensively planted roofs are now beyond dispute, whether for industrial or governmental complexes or for private homes in urban or suburban settings. Despite the high level of interest in green roofs, until now there has been no reliable reference devoted exclusively to the various species of drought-tolerant plants that are suitable for use on extensive green roofs. Green Roof Plants fills that void. The book contains photographs and cultural information for more than 200 species and cultivars of plants, including valuable data on moisture needs, heat tolerance, hardiness, bloom color, foliage characteristics, and height. Concise, accurate, and easy to use, this book is destined to become an indispensable practical reference guide, not just for architects, landscape designers, engineers, and environmentalists, but also for environmentally conscious home gardeners.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780881927870
Branch Call Number: 635.9671 Sn52g 2006
Characteristics: 203 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Snodgrass, Lucie L.

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