"Trainable as a standard"

Discussion in 'Plants: Science and Cultivation' started by SusanDunlap, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. SusanDunlap

    SusanDunlap Active Member

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    what does this phrase mean?
    thanks in advance for your help with this.....

    Susan
     
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I always thought that was where they train shrub or even vine plants into a little tree shape with one main stem. Usually refers to roses, but sometimes other plants. I think I have seen this with lantana for instance. I really don't get it, but...to each her own.

    standard rose image search
     
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    thanks Eric. Found it in a search for street trees - may be a method for increasing the plant palette in that setting.
     

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