Gardener’s Glossary

Book Stack   Gardener’s Glossary: Alpine

A plant that grows above the tree line in mountainous regions; loosely applied to rock garden plants that may be grown at relatively low altitudes.

Source: The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening, DK Publishing, New York, New York, 1993.

NOTE: “Alpine” plants are often displayed planted in trough gardens.

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