Horticultural characteristics of seven Sonoran Desert woody legumes which show potential for southwestern landscaping

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Title:
Horticultural characteristics of seven Sonoran Desert woody legumes which show potential for southwestern landscaping
Author:
Johnson, Matthew Brian, 1958-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Many plants are not commercially produced due to a lack of accessible information on their horticultural requirements and landscape potential. Members of the Legume Family (Leguminosae) are often conspicuous components of the vegetation of arid and semi-arid subtropical regions. Many of these plants are suitable for landscaping use in areas suited to their cultivation. Coursetia glandulosa, Erythrina flabelliformis, Eysenhardtia orthocarpa, Haematoxylon brasiletto, Lysiloma watsonii, Pithecellobium mexicanum, and Sophora arizonica are woody legumes native to the Sonoran Desert region which offer a variety of form, texture, color and function. All of these plants grow readily from scarified seed. E. flabelliformis and E. orthocarpa are easy to propagate from stem cuttings. Some irrigation is necessary for establishment and reasonable growth in the landscape. Maintenance and pests are minimal. Freezing temperatures are the primary limiting factor to several of the plants. S. arizonica is slow growing and is prone to rot in the nursery.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Legumes -- Sonoran Desert.; Landscape gardening -- Southwest, New.; Native plant gardening -- Southwest, New.; Native plants for cultivation -- Southwest, New.; Plants, Ornamental -- Southwest, New.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Plant Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Palzkill, David A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleHorticultural characteristics of seven Sonoran Desert woody legumes which show potential for southwestern landscapingen_US
dc.creatorJohnson, Matthew Brian, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Matthew Brian, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMany plants are not commercially produced due to a lack of accessible information on their horticultural requirements and landscape potential. Members of the Legume Family (Leguminosae) are often conspicuous components of the vegetation of arid and semi-arid subtropical regions. Many of these plants are suitable for landscaping use in areas suited to their cultivation. Coursetia glandulosa, Erythrina flabelliformis, Eysenhardtia orthocarpa, Haematoxylon brasiletto, Lysiloma watsonii, Pithecellobium mexicanum, and Sophora arizonica are woody legumes native to the Sonoran Desert region which offer a variety of form, texture, color and function. All of these plants grow readily from scarified seed. E. flabelliformis and E. orthocarpa are easy to propagate from stem cuttings. Some irrigation is necessary for establishment and reasonable growth in the landscape. Maintenance and pests are minimal. Freezing temperatures are the primary limiting factor to several of the plants. S. arizonica is slow growing and is prone to rot in the nursery.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLegumes -- Sonoran Desert.en_US
dc.subjectLandscape gardening -- Southwest, New.en_US
dc.subjectNative plant gardening -- Southwest, New.en_US
dc.subjectNative plants for cultivation -- Southwest, New.en_US
dc.subjectPlants, Ornamental -- Southwest, New.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPalzkill, David A.en_US
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dc.identifier.oclc22498534en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17444317en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17444305en_US
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