Deciduous and flowering shrubs provide structure, mass, persistent interest, as well as food and cover for birds and beneficial insects. This course will examine in detail the best shrubs for our area. Examine cultural requirements, aesthetic value, potential pitfalls, and how best to integrate these plants into the landscape. Study new cultivars of well-known shrubs, as well as genera and species that deserve to be better known and more widely planted.
This course will enrich your knowledge of hardy native and exotic shrubs, as well as many forgotten favorites, suitable for gardens in this area. Plant identification, culture, and landscape use will be discussed through plant walks and lectures.
This course will introduce students to the identification, culture and landscape characteristics of a broad range of ornamental deciduous flowering shrubs suited to gardens in the mid-Atlantic region.
Kennett Square, PA
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Identify required plants by sight (from cut specimens in or out of bloom).
2. Write the plants’ families and common and scientific names including required cultivars.
3. Describe the plants’ cultural requirements and landscape characteristics.
4. Know how to use the plant in the designed garden and the surrounding landscape.
5. Know where to look for further information.
Longwood Gardens Continuing Education