This illustrated book shows how to select the best shrubs and climbers for all types of garden. The book provides a visual reference source for choosing the best shrubs and climbers. Alphabetically organized, the guide serves as a reference for the best shrubs and climbers to grow in the garden according to all their various characteristics. The introduction provides general guidance on the uses of shrubs and climbers in the garden and contains a special section on how plants are named. The main part of the book is the illustrated directory. From acers to wisteria, each entry has information on Cultivation, Pruning and Propagation to help the gardener decide which are the best species to plant.