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Field Identification: Shrubs & Vines


This course serves as an introduction to the most commonly planted shrubs and vines in New England, focusing on their distinguishing characteristics and horticultural requirements, and providing suggestions for landscape applications. Species to be studied include old favorites and newly introduced varieties. Students learn to recognize established specimens and to select the most appropriate shrubs and vines for any landscape situation in New England. Height, form, twig and bud characteristics, leaf shape, color and other significant features are discussed, as well as ways of using these plants in design. Twig samples, slide lectures, and field trips aid in learning to identify plants and provide examples of their use. Requirements include weekly quizzes, two exams, and one design project.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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