Narrowing the choices of shrubs to be planted

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How can you narrow down the tremendous list of shrub selections?

Narrowing the choices of shrubs to be planted

You should pinpoint the location of the garden in which the shrubs are to be planted. Consult a Plant Hardiness Zone Map to see in what major zone your garden lies. Then run through the list of shrubs and check all those that are listed for that zone. Immediately the list shrinks a great deal. If your garden is exposed to wind or if it lies in a low spot in which cold air and frost stays, it may be wise to consider plants a little hardier than your true zone, unless you know that the plant variety you want are growing successfully in similar conditions nearby.



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