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Definition of flowering period

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Definition as written by Terry:

The time when a plant (tree, shrub, perennial or annual) will normally produce flowers.) An important characteristic when designing a bed and choosing plants - selecting flowers with a range of flowering periods will create continuous interest and color.

Some shrubs have varying flowering periods based on species or variety (for example, azaleas and rhododendrons, witch hazel and spiraea have many species with different flowering periods)

When choosing spring-flowering shrubs, gardeners should consider the flowering period as well as other characteristics. In cold areas, varieties that bloom later may be the better choice (less risk of a late freeze arriving when the plant is blooming); gardeners in warmer areas may find an earlier-flowering variety will perform better, when temperatures are still relatively cool.

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