Common types of ornamental plants

Agricultural science for S.S.S 2 Second Term

Week 1                            

Common types of ornamental plants

Performance objectives;

Students should be able to;

  1. Mention ornamental plants used for different purposes.
  2. Identify ornamental plants belonging to each category


Types of Ornamental Plants According to their Uses.

Ornamental plants can be used differently due to the different nature and unique features exhibited by these plants.

Based on the different uses ornamental plants can be classified into:

  1. Hedging plants:

These are mainly shrubs and trees often used as hedges in gardens, homes, offices or similar structures. Examples of such plants are:

  • Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
  • Alamanda (Allamanda cathartica)
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