Welcome to the Horticulture Department at Clemson University
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Instructor:         Prof. Mary T. Haque
                167 Poole Agricultural Center
Phone:               (864) 656-4958
FAX:                   (864) 656-4960
E-Mail:                mhaque@clemson.edu

Course Description:
  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:  To 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.

Topical Outline:

  • 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.  

The mission of Clemson University's Department of Horticulture is to promote personal and professional growth through the discovery, communication, and application of horticultural experiences, knowledge, and scholarship. Our work fosters environmental stewardship while improving economic wellbeing, health, and quality of life for all.

Designed by Sarah Matzko Horticulture Department
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
Information: 864-656-6355 FAX: 864-656-4960

Department of Horticulture
E-143 Poole Agricultural Center
Box 340319
(Street Address: 50 Cherry Rd.)
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0319

Linda D. Alexander, Department Webmaster ( lalxndr@clemson.edu)