Deciduous plants


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Deciduous plants

Plants that regularly lose their leaves at the end of each growing season. Dropping of the leaves occurs at the inception of an unfavorable season characterized by either cold or drought or both. Most woody plants of temperate climates have the deciduous habit, and it may also occur in those of tropical regions having alternating wet and dry seasons. Many deciduous trees and shrubs of regions with cold winters become evergreen when grown in a warm climate. Conversely, such trees as magnolias, evergreen in warm areas, become deciduous when grown in colder climates. See Leaf, Plant physiology, Plant taxonomy

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Since deciduous plants drop their leaves in the fall, they take on a whole new look for part of the year.
However, Aerts (1997) argued that evergreens, even if they have similar resorption efficiency as deciduous plants, generally are more proficient because their peak nutrient concentrations usually are lower.
Guy Barter, head of horticultural advice at the Royal Horticultural Society, explains: "Deciduous plants are tough and shouldn't be affected by snow but it's probably too late to save tender plants which have been left out."
Guy Barter, head of horticultural advice at the Royal Horticultural Society, says: "Deciduous plants are pretty tough and shouldn't be affected by the snow but it's probably too late to save tender plants which have been left out."
Guy Barter, head of horticultural advice at the Royal Horticultural Society, said: "Deciduous plants are pretty tough and shouldn't be affected by the snow but it's probably too late to save tender plants which have been left out."
But wait until the leaves fall off on deciduous plants before moving them.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: To keep deciduous plants like flowering vines, fruit and shade trees, grapes, and roses healthy and shapely, prune them now while they're dormant.
The same is true for the planting of soft fruit and other bare root deciduous plants.
Evergreens will provide colour all year, whereas deciduous plants only produce foliage colour during the summer.
You can move deciduous plants any time from now through to March.
For most deciduous plants, the best time to prune in temperate climates is in the late dormant season.