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question about the term 'deciduous'

Gent, Belgium(Zone 8a)

Concerning filling in the information about a particular plant in PF;

As my native language is not English, I was wondering if the term 'deciduous' also applies for plants that goes dormant during summertime..

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

It simply means a perennial plant that sheds its leaves for part of the year as opposed to evergreen which may go dormant but retains its leaves.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

Deciduous would cover plants that lose their leaves in the summer or in a dry season. The California Buckeye loses its leaves in summer:
Basically deciduous means the leaves do not persist and it is not evergreen.

Gent, Belgium(Zone 8a)

Thank you Farmerdill and Growin, it's perfectly clear now!

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

A note in the comments about when the plant loses its leaves would also help. :-)

Gent, Belgium(Zone 8a)

Yes, I've been thinking about that too...

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

A note in the comments about when the plant loses its leaves would also help

Yep - a lot of tropical plants are dry-season deciduous.


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