Larry Hatch is a founder of the New Ornamentals Society, Internsational Coleus Society, and www.cultivar.org, author of more than 15 books on ornamental garden plants including Hatch's Perennials and Cultivars of Woody Plants. Educated at Cornell University (B.S.) and North Carolina State University (M.S.), Mr. Hatch is a recognized horticultural taxonomist and one of the pioneers of plant selection databases since the 1980's as well as creator of the New Plant Page, the first internet website devoted to finding new landscape cultivars.
Cultivars of Woody Plants is the product of more than 35 years of research by leading horticultural taxonomic Larry Hatch and is unique among all woody plant manuals for it's vast array of cultivars.