habit of growth

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habit, habit of growth

The distinctive appearance and pattern of growth of a plant.
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LILACS have always been a strong favourite with gardeners and this week's offer is for two varieties with a dwarf habit of growth.
You are not required to know whether the shrub is a forsythia (vigorous upright habit of growth), Kerria (forest of short, twiggy stems) or something else entirely, only that it flowers before June.
Although this tree is capable of reaching 25 metres (80ft), over time its habit of growth is conical and its speed of growth is comparatively slow.
Some light pruning might be necessary to maintain habit of growth. Leaves are spiny but not considered greatly hazardous.
It's compact, but its habit of growth gives it, at the same time, grace and elegance