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Definition of evergreen

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Definition as written by Linnea:

A plant that retains its leaves year-round.

Definition as written by flowox:

The term is usually referring to outdoor plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, etc.) Examples of plants that hold their foliage throughout the year would include conifer trees such as firs and spruces

Definition as written by Terry:

In more mild climates, broadleaf evergreens are common, such as Magnolia, Rhododendrons, Laurels and Ilex (Hollies)

Since these plants continue to transpire throughout the winter, it's important to ensure they have adequate ground moisture, even (especially) during cold spells. Gardeners may use anti-desiccant sprays to help prevent the foliage from becoming "burned" (i.e., desiccated) during extended cold and dry periods.


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