Friday, August 21, 2020
The Role of Native Plant Cultivars in Landscape Design and Habitat Restoration
Native plant species are often recommended to provide optimal foraging and nesting habitats for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. The growing demand for native plants, coupled with the horticulture industry’s desire for plants with unique characteristics, has led to the increased breeding and availability of native cultivars or “nativars.” But do native cultivars provide the same valuable habitat as the straight native species? Annie White will share her field research on this topic and discuss the complex benefits and challenges of using both native species and native cultivars in landscape design.
|Date/time details||Friday, August 21, 2020, 1-2 p.m.|
|Fee||$13 (Members)/$15 (Nonmembers)|
|CEU||MALP MCLP: .5 NOFA AOLCP: 1|
|Certificate||Elective: Basic and Advanced, Horticulture|