Cultivars and Clones – Crabapples and Flowering Plums
Registered landscape architects and ISA certified arborists
This course discusses the definition and differences between cultivars and clones in the field of horticulture. It gives the pros and cons of these selected plants. It is followed by two popular ornamental plants (flowering crabapples and plums) where the cultivars and clones have been selected to minimize disease and insect problems while emphasizing the beauty and positive attributes of the selections.
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
- Readers will learn the definition and difference between clones and cultivars.
- A complete understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of selected cultivars and clones will be achieved by reading this article.
- Two examples of popular ornamental plants and their cultivars will give the reader hands-on knowledge of this subject.
Len Phillips and Richard W Gibney (editors) with sources cited
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