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Australian Natives A (Introduction) Course Online

Why Study this Australian Natives A (Introduction) Course?

Interested in Australian native plants? Want to learn the different types and cultural requirements for each native plant? Then this Introduction to Australian Natives Course Online is for you! This course will help you gain the fundamental information there is in Australian native plants.

Australia has one of the oldest and most diverse varieties of plants of a country. Australian natives come from tropical areas to cold temperate snow covered mountains, and from inland deserts to fertile wet rainforests. Develop your ability to identify, select, cultivate and plan a management program, for appropriate varieties of Australian native plants, in a wide variety of situations. This is relevant to not only Australia, but most parts of the world.

Course Aims:

  • Classify most significant cultivated native plants, to the family level.
  • Determine cultural practices to maintain healthy native plants.
  • Explain the identification and culture of eucalypts in your locality.
  • Explain the identification and culture of native trees.
  • Explain the identification and culture of acacias in your locality.
  • Explain the identification and culture of native shrubs, including species of Acacia, Melaleuca, Callistemon and Leptospermum
  • Explain the identification and culture of different Proteaceous native plants, with particular emphasis on the genus Grevillea.
  • Explain the identification and culture of a range of Australian Native ground covers and small shrubs.
  • Determine commercially viable applications for different native plants.

 

Lesson Structure

1. Introduction
  • Scope and Nature of Native Plants
  • Taxonomy: Botanical and Horticultural Nomenclature
  • Binomial System
  • Levels of Division
  • Plant Families
  • Species, Hybrids, Varieties and Cultivars
  • Botanical Keys and their Use
  • Origins of Australian Plants
  • Continental Drift
  • Resources for More Information
  • Sources for Seed Information
2. Cultural Techniques
  • Cultivation
  • Things that can Go Wrong: Pests, Diseases, Environmental Problems, Nutrition
  • Soils
  • Improving Soil Structure
  • Soil Water Management
  • Compost
  • No Dig Growing Techniques
  • Feeding Natives
  • Pruning
  • Temperature
  • Planting, Staking, Mulching
  • Special Planting Techniques
  • Natives for Shade
  • Controlling Weeds
  • Propagation; seed, cuttings, etc
  • Stock Plants
3. Eucalypts
  • Introduction
  • Types of Eucalypts; gums, stringybarks, boxes, ironbarks, yates, peppermints, etc.
  • Hybrid Eucalypts
  • Eucalypt Cultural Requirements
  • Review of Important Eucalypt Species
4. Native Trees
  • Casuarina; Casuarina and Allocasuarina, Gymnostoma and Ceuthostoma
  • Casuarina Culture
  • Review of Casuarina and Allocasuarina species
  • Australian Conifers: Overview
  • Cupressaceae: Actinostrobus, Calitris, Diselma
  • Araucariaceae; Araucaria
  • Podocarpaceae; Dacrydium, Microcachrys, Microstrobos, Phyllocladus, Podocarpus
  • Taxodiaceae:
  • Macadamias
  • Brachychiton
  • Angophora
  • Lophostemon
5. Acacias
  • Introduction to Legumes; Papilionoideae, Caesalpiniodeae and Mimosoideae
  • Overview of Acacia
  • Acacia Cultural Requirements
  • Review of Important Acacia species
  • Elements of drawing a Landscape Plan
  • Landscape Design Procedure
6. Myrtaceous Australian Plants
  • Review of the Myrtaceae Family
  • Callistemon overview
  • Callistemon Culture
  • Important Callistemon cultivars and species
  • Leptospermum overview and Culture
  • Important Leptospermum Species
  • Baeckea
  • Calothamnus
  • Calytrix
  • Eugenia
  • Homoranthus
  • Kunzea
  • Melaleuca
  • Micromyrtus
  • Scholtzia
  • Syzygium
  • Verticordia
  • Thryptomene
7. Grevilleas
  • Grevillea Overview
  • Types of flower: Erect Cluster, Toothbrush, Pendant, Cylinder
  • McCilveray’s Classification into eleven main groups
  • Flower and Leaf Terminology
  • Review of Low Growing Grevilleas
  • Banksia Type Hybrids
  • Hybrid Parents from tropics and sub tropics
  • Poorinda Hybrids
  • Review of many Important Species
  • Culture
  • Related Proteaceae Natives: Dryandra, Hakea, Banksia, Telopea
8. Ground Cover and Small Shrubs
  • Overview of Fabaceae (Egg and Bacon) Plants
  • Brachyzema
  • Castenospermum
  • Clianthus
  • Gastrolobium
  • Gompholobium
  • Goodenia
  • Hardenbergia
  • Hovea
  • Jacksonia
  • Kennedya
  • Oxylobium
  • Swainsonia
  • Viminaria
  • Boronia; overview and culture
  • Boronia species
  • Prostanthera
9. Commercial Applications
  • Fragrant Natives
  • Uses for Eucalyptus
  • Uses for Grevilleas
  • Uses for Acacia: timber, tanning, cut flowers, food, etc
  • Aboriginal Uses for Acacias
  • Growing Natives in Containers
  • Bush Tucker

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why Study this Australian Natives A (Introduction) Course?

    Interested in Australian native plants? Want to learn the different types and cultural requirements for each native plant? Then this Introduction to Australian Natives Course Online is for you! This course will help you gain the fundamental information there is in Australian native plants.

    Australia has one of the oldest and most diverse varieties of plants of a country. Australian natives come from tropical areas to cold temperate snow covered mountains, and from inland deserts to fertile wet rainforests. Develop your ability to identify, select, cultivate and plan a management program, for appropriate varieties of Australian native plants, in a wide variety of situations. This is relevant to not only Australia, but most parts of the world.

    Course Aims:

    • Classify most significant cultivated native plants, to the family level.
    • Determine cultural practices to maintain healthy native plants.
    • Explain the identification and culture of eucalypts in your locality.
    • Explain the identification and culture of native trees.
    • Explain the identification and culture of acacias in your locality.
    • Explain the identification and culture of native shrubs, including species of Acacia, Melaleuca, Callistemon and Leptospermum
    • Explain the identification and culture of different Proteaceous native plants, with particular emphasis on the genus Grevillea.
    • Explain the identification and culture of a range of Australian Native ground covers and small shrubs.
    • Determine commercially viable applications for different native plants.

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Introduction
    • Scope and Nature of Native Plants
    • Taxonomy: Botanical and Horticultural Nomenclature
    • Binomial System
    • Levels of Division
    • Plant Families
    • Species, Hybrids, Varieties and Cultivars
    • Botanical Keys and their Use
    • Origins of Australian Plants
    • Continental Drift
    • Resources for More Information
    • Sources for Seed Information
    2. Cultural Techniques
    • Cultivation
    • Things that can Go Wrong: Pests, Diseases, Environmental Problems, Nutrition
    • Soils
    • Improving Soil Structure
    • Soil Water Management
    • Compost
    • No Dig Growing Techniques
    • Feeding Natives
    • Pruning
    • Temperature
    • Planting, Staking, Mulching
    • Special Planting Techniques
    • Natives for Shade
    • Controlling Weeds
    • Propagation; seed, cuttings, etc
    • Stock Plants
    3. Eucalypts
    • Introduction
    • Types of Eucalypts; gums, stringybarks, boxes, ironbarks, yates, peppermints, etc.
    • Hybrid Eucalypts
    • Eucalypt Cultural Requirements
    • Review of Important Eucalypt Species
    4. Native Trees
    • Casuarina; Casuarina and Allocasuarina, Gymnostoma and Ceuthostoma
    • Casuarina Culture
    • Review of Casuarina and Allocasuarina species
    • Australian Conifers: Overview
    • Cupressaceae: Actinostrobus, Calitris, Diselma
    • Araucariaceae; Araucaria
    • Podocarpaceae; Dacrydium, Microcachrys, Microstrobos, Phyllocladus, Podocarpus
    • Taxodiaceae:
    • Macadamias
    • Brachychiton
    • Angophora
    • Lophostemon
    5. Acacias
    • Introduction to Legumes; Papilionoideae, Caesalpiniodeae and Mimosoideae
    • Overview of Acacia
    • Acacia Cultural Requirements
    • Review of Important Acacia species
    • Elements of drawing a Landscape Plan
    • Landscape Design Procedure
    6. Myrtaceous Australian Plants
    • Review of the Myrtaceae Family
    • Callistemon overview
    • Callistemon Culture
    • Important Callistemon cultivars and species
    • Leptospermum overview and Culture
    • Important Leptospermum Species
    • Baeckea
    • Calothamnus
    • Calytrix
    • Eugenia
    • Homoranthus
    • Kunzea
    • Melaleuca
    • Micromyrtus
    • Scholtzia
    • Syzygium
    • Verticordia
    • Thryptomene
    7. Grevilleas
    • Grevillea Overview
    • Types of flower: Erect Cluster, Toothbrush, Pendant, Cylinder
    • McCilveray’s Classification into eleven main groups
    • Flower and Leaf Terminology
    • Review of Low Growing Grevilleas
    • Banksia Type Hybrids
    • Hybrid Parents from tropics and sub tropics
    • Poorinda Hybrids
    • Review of many Important Species
    • Culture
    • Related Proteaceae Natives: Dryandra, Hakea, Banksia, Telopea
    8. Ground Cover and Small Shrubs
    • Overview of Fabaceae (Egg and Bacon) Plants
    • Brachyzema
    • Castenospermum
    • Clianthus
    • Gastrolobium
    • Gompholobium
    • Goodenia
    • Hardenbergia
    • Hovea
    • Jacksonia
    • Kennedya
    • Oxylobium
    • Swainsonia
    • Viminaria
    • Boronia; overview and culture
    • Boronia species
    • Prostanthera
    9. Commercial Applications
    • Fragrant Natives
    • Uses for Eucalyptus
    • Uses for Grevilleas
    • Uses for Acacia: timber, tanning, cut flowers, food, etc
    • Aboriginal Uses for Acacias
    • Growing Natives in Containers
    • Bush Tucker

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      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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