Hort 303: Plant Materials
Woody ornamental plants and their aesthetic uses in the landscape. The study covers habit of growth, ultimate size, texture, period of bloom, color, cultural requirements and identification.
Credits: 3 hours of undergraduate credit
Course Objectives: T o study the identification, habit of growth, hardiness, texture, ultimate size, period of bloom and culture of landscape plants. To study the aesthetic and functional use of landscape plants.
- Large Trees - Evergreen and Deciduous
- Small trees - Evergreen and Deciduous
- Shrubs 6-12' - Evergreen and Deciduous
- Shrubs 4-6' - Evergreen and Deciduous
- Shrubs 1-4' - Evergreen and Deciduous
- Vines-Evergreen and Deciduous
- Ground Covers - Evergreens and Deciduous
Lecture will be presented with use of slides. Students will be responsible for material in lecture and from the book.
Course Requirements/Evaluation and Attendance:
(All tests will be written)
- Lecture Test I = 20%
- Lecture Test II = 20%
- Final Exam (comprehensive) = 20%
- Pop Test (2 lowest will be dropped) = 10%
- Laboratory = 30%
- Total = 100%
- Students are expected to attend all classes. If you miss a class, you will be held responsible for the material covered and for any announcements. If you are absent when a pop test is given, then you will receive a grade of 0 for that test (no make-ups for pop tests!)
- If you miss a major test, then you will receive a grade of 0 for that test, unless you have a valid excuse (as determined by the instructor), in which case you may take a make-up. To be eligible for a make-up, you should contact the instructor before your test to discuss your situation. You may also be required to submit a written excuse and/or other documentation for your abscence. In all cases, the instructor has the right to determine whether your excuse is or is not valid. Make-up tests for those with excused absences will be given at the same time as the final exam.
- If the instructor (or substitute) is not present at the beginning of a class, you should wait for 15 minutes before you leave.