Lesson 04:Landscape Plants


Shurbs in Boarders

  • Shrubs are defined as woody, semi woody or herbaceous perennial plants for which branches arise from the base of the plants and grow up to a height of about 0.5 to 4 meters.
  • Shrubs are usually erect and bushy, but some are decumbent or prostrate
  • These are the most important garden plants because of the large number of cultivated species and variations in shape and size and colour of flowers.
  • Most of the shrubs are very hardy, require little attention and grow in all types of soil.
  • Shrubs flower regularly every year and produce flowers of almost all the important colours-white, light yellow, golden yellow, pink, scarlet, salmon, crimson, rose, violet, light blue, deep blue and some are sweet scented.

Flowering Shurbs

  • The shrubs are used in landscape gardening for
  • Borders
  • Walls
  • Groundcovers
  • Foilage
  • Flower
  • Pot culture and
  • Foundation planting

Shrubs in Landscape

  • Area of the garden devoted exclusively for growing shrubs planted in a row or rectangular fashion is known as shrubbery border.
  • The selection of different species and varieties of shrubs best suited to a certain landscape development is an extremely important factor.
  • The use of hardy shrubs adapted to the region, soil, climate and situation helps to create better designs.
  • The selected plant material must possess the form, character and foliage to harmonise and fit into the general scheme.
  • In good landscape design, shrubs contribute in many ways for making a house attractive, either by emphasizing its good architectural features or by softening the effect of a poor one.
  • To relieve the monotony or sameness, shrubs should be chosen on the basis of size, form, structure, texture, season of flowering, colour of leaves and flowers and fragrance
  • In the garden, they can be grown in the form of shrubbery, as specimen plants or as a border of the garden or a wall and also in pots.
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