Course code PHG215

PHG215 Landscape Plants - Establishment and Maintenance

Norsk emneinformasjon

Search for other courses here

Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .

Course responsible: Per Anker Pedersen
Teachers: Eva Vike, Ellen Marianne Zakariassen, John Andersson, John William Einset, Line Rosef
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

Minimum 5

Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Preferential right:


Course contents:

Establishment and management of vegetation in different types of green areas. Production of landscape plants, time of delivery, import, contract cultivation. Choice of plants in relation to climate. Quality control at delivery, Norwegian standard for nursery products NS 4400. Soil for different types of green areas and plants.  Establishment and management of trees, bushes, roses, perennials, bulbs and summer flowers. Establishment and management of different types of grass areas. Exercises/demonstrations of specific practical tasks in connection with establishment and management in green areas, such as plantproductin,planting of trees, pruning trees, soil quality and fertilisation.

Learning outcome:

Students shall acquire practical knowledge about establishing and managing green areas. Students shall become acquainted with the most important conditions for achieving successful establishment of green areas, and they shall obtain an insight into production of landscape plants, plant quality and different types of delivery, soil quality requirements and different management measures.

Learning activities:

Lectures/demonstrations, exercises and excursions


Most literature will be available at the start of the course. Syllabus will also include handouts and powerpoint presentations given during the course.


PHG113 and JORD160 or similar, PHG213

Recommended prerequisites:

3 hours written examination

Nominal workload:

300 hours

Entrance requirements:

Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)

Reduction of credits:

3 credits versus PHG310, 5 credits versus PHG214

Type of course:

Lectures: 56 hours, exercises/excursions: 14 hours.


There is no compulsory activities but it is highly recomendable to participate in demonstrations, exercises and excursions


An external examiner will approve the exam questions and evaluate the written exam.

Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått