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landscape design symbols

  1. 1. Landscape Design Symbols Plant: Yew Term: Specimen Plant
  2. 2. Yews <ul><li>Genus: Taxus </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen shrub </li></ul><ul><li>Many varieties from 2’ to 20’ tall. </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: Shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Flat needles up to 1” long </li></ul><ul><li>Used for hedges or foundation plantings </li></ul><ul><li>Tend to be over-pruned </li></ul>
  3. 3. Specimen Plant : <ul><li>A plant that is noteworthy enough to stand on its own. </li></ul><ul><li>A striking plant, usually a tree or shrub in prime condition, grown where it can be seen clearly. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Symbols <ul><li>Preliminary Drawings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sketch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black & white </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentation Plans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More realistic looking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually in color </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All are drawn to scale </li></ul>
  5. 5. Perspectives <ul><li>Overhead </li></ul><ul><li>Front Elevation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Needled Evergreens <ul><li>Show texture </li></ul><ul><li>Show color in presentation plans </li></ul>
  7. 7. Deciduous Trees/Shrubs
  8. 8. Hedges
  9. 9. Ground Covers <ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Walkways </li></ul><ul><li>Mulch </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plant List
  11. 11. Final Product

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