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THE PERFORMANCE OF AN AMENITY PLANTING UNDER IRRIGATION AT MONARTO, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Anthony P. Meissner and Brendan G. Lay
Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Garden
Vol. 7, No. 2 (27 March, 1985), pp. 167-179
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23874579
Page Count: 13
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An extensive trial of forty six tree, shrub and groundcover species under various irrigation regimes and natural rainfall was used to evaluate the performance of these plants for amenity purposes. Multivariate cluster analysis was used to separate the plants into groups on overall performance under all the irrigation regimes. Nearly half of the species used grew satisfactorily under all test conditions. These plants came from areas in southern Australia which received between 350 and 500mm of annual rainfall and are tolerant of a range of acid and alkaline soils. All exotic plants in the trial performed poorly and most eventually died. Plants irrigated at the optimum rate performed best.
Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Garden © 1985 Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, Adelaide, South Australia