Woody Plant Identification: Deciduous Shrubs


Shrubs unify the landscape connecting taller shade and flowering trees to ground level plantings. Deciduous shrubs provide food and nesting sites for birds, attractive flowers and fruits, and a variety of foliage textures and colors from spring to autumn. Join us to learn how to find the best shrubs for your landscape.

  • When

  • Thurs., July 20, 27; Aug. 3, 10, 2017
    (2:00 - 4:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State Extension Allegheny County
    1435 Bedford Ave., Suite A
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

To Be Covered 

This eight-hour course is designed to teach the identification and usage of deciduous shrubs that are hardy in Western Pennsylvania. For each plant we will discuss physical morphology, site requirements, landscape value, as well as any common insect pests or disease.

All participants will receive a full-color identification manual on shade trees.

Credit Information

  • This class qualifies for landscape architecture CEU's and is applicable for commercial landscapers.
  • Each session counts for 2 CEUs for certified arborists and 2 CEUS for Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist.




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