off-topic botanical question: Curious about shrubs as a gardening term

Sun, 06 Jan 2008 23:42:47 PST

thanks!  It's a good day, when you learn something new. And I'm reading 
this in the early morning, so today should be great.


Jamie V.

John Grimshaw schrieb:
> Shrub is a perfectly good botanical term (with Latin equivalent, frutex) for 
> a woody plant that branches from the base, as opposed to a tree, which is 
> technically a 'single-stemmed' woody plant - both of course having the 
> "permanent set of woody stems and branches that continue into growth each 
> season". There is of course a continuum between shrubs and trees in terms of 
> growth form and the distinction is very artificial.
> John Grimshaw

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