• Arizona Landscape Palms

      Davison, Elizabeth; Begeman, John; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2000-12)
      The luxuriant tropical appearance and stately silhouette of palms add much to the Arizona landscape. Few other plants are as striking in low and mid elevation gardens. Although winter frosts and low humidity limit the choices somewhat, a good number of palms are available, ranging from the dwarf Mediterranean fan palm to the massive Canary Island date palm. This publication addresses the landscape use and the adaption of palms, as well as how to plant and take care of them. Topics include: . Landscape Use . Adaptation . Planting Palms . Care of Established Palms . Diseases and Insect Pests . Palms for Arizona . Feather Palms . Fan Palms . Palm-like Plants
    • Diagnosing Home Citrus Problems

      Wright, Glenn C.; Begeman, John; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2009-04)
      Diagnosing Home Citrus Problems includes information on all the commonly encountered dooryard citrus problems encountered in Arizona. Problems/disorders are grouped into three catagories: problems with fruit, problems with leaves, and problems with stems, branches and entire tree. Symptoms, causes and control measures are given for each disorder.
    • Plant Selection and Selecting Your Plants

      Davison, Elisabeth; Begeman, John; Tipton, Jimmy; DeGomez, Tom (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-04)
      Whether you are beginning a new landscape or renovating an existing one, planning ahead can prevent many problems. The majority of maintenance requirements and plant problems result from either selecting the wrong kind of plant for a location or planting an inferior specimen of the selected plant type. In other words, there are two decisions to be made: ▪ What species, or kind, of tree are you going to buy — an oak, pine, mesquite, or acacia? ▪ Assuming you decide on an oak, which one in the row of oaks at the nursery are you going to buy? The first decision is called Plant Selection and the second is Selecting Plants. Our goal is to install the right plant in the right place. This publication will cover the factors involved in making good decisions to achieve this goal.