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Glossary of Tree & Shrub Terms

Does talk of leaders, scaffolding and bud scars leave you scratching your head? Find some common tree and shrub related vocabulary here.
  1. Botanical Latin Meaning (21)

What Are Bare Root Trees?
Some trees are sold as bare root.

What Is Senescence?
Learn the meaning of senescence.

What is Balled and Burlapped?
One way to transport trees and shrubs is if they are balled and burlapped.

What Is a Type Species?
Learn what a type species is for trees and shrubs.

What Is a Taproot?
Learn about taproots in this piece.

What Is a Phyllode?
Learn what a phyllode is and what plants feature it.

What Does Acicular Mean?
Learn the meaning of acicular in this glossary piece.

What Is a Conk?
Learn the definition of conk, which has to do with fungi.

What Are Biotic Disorders?
How do biotic disorders happen?

What Are Mycorrhizae?
Do you know what mycorrhizae are?

Conifer Candle
Conifers have candles, but what are they?

Honeydew
Do you know what honeydew is? It's not a melon....

Abiotic
Abiotic has to do with nonliving things.

Umbel
Umbels are a type of flower structure.

Nectar
Flowers produce a liquid called nectar.

Thinning
Thinning has 3 meanings in horticulture.

Indehiscent Fruit
Some fruits are indehiscent.

Dehiscent Fruit
The meaning of dehiscence in fruit

Horticulture Definition of Compartmentalization Of Decay In Trees
What is Compartmentalization Of Decay In Trees?

Horticulture Definition of Bract

Perlite
Perlite can be used in soil amendments and propagation

Samara Fruit
Definition of samara fruit

Fascicle
Learn what a fascicle is in the botanical sense.

What Is an Arboretum?
Arboretums are an important part of the tree world. Have you been to one?

Endemic
The word endemic refers to the origins of plants.

Microclimate
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Microclimate

Deadhead
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Deadhead

Interspecific Hybrid
Tree & Shrub Definition for Interspecific Hybrid.

Intergeneric Hybrid
Tree & Shrub Definition for Intergeneric Hybrid.

Picotee
Picotee - Tree & Shrub Definition

Midrib
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Midrib

Nematicide
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Nematicide

Acaricide
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Acaricide

Acid Soil
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Acid Soil

Alkaline Soil
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Alkaline Soil

Allelopathy
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Allelopathy

Banana Pup
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Banana Pup

Bole
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Bole

Bramble
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Bramble

Budding
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Budding

Budding Tape
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Budding Tape

Calyx
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Calyx

Cane
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Cane

Catface
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Catface

Central Leader
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Central Leader

Cordate
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Cordate

Cultivar
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Cultivar

Deciduous
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Deciduous

Defoliation
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Defoliation

Dioecious
Dioecious trees and shrubs are male or female.

Dripline
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Dripline

Epigynous Berry
Epigynous Berry - Definition of Epigynous Berry

Ericaceous
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Ericaceous

Espalier
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Espalier

Evergreen
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Evergreen

Fungicide
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Fungicide

Harden Off
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Harden Off

Imperfect Flower
Imperfect Flower - Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Imperfect Flower

Lenticel
Lenticels exchange gases.

Liana
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Liana

Maiden Tree
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Maiden Tree

Monoecious
Monoecious - Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Monoecious

Perfect Flower
Learn what constitutes a perfect flower

Pomology
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Pomology

Scarification
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Scarification

Stone Fruit
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Stone Fruit

Topiary
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Topiary

Vermiculite
Tree & Shrub Glossary - Definition of Vermiculite

Bletting

Trace Elements
Tree and Shrub Glossary - Definition of Trace Element

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