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What does this mean when they say the plant is Deciduous?

Kathy 2

It means that the plant loses it's leaves in winter. If they keep the leaves they are evergreens.   


Strictly speaking conifers drop their leaves/needles all year round, just not all at once. If you live next door to a row of them you can never completely get rid of them ;- )


Oh i see - thank you very much.

And yes the dreaded the conifers and the mess they leave behind after a strong wind.


David K they are not necessarily coniferous, rather evergreen.



What about the faraway tree,the money tree,the family tree and and shoe-trees?


And then there's larches - deciduous conifers 


What about evergreens such as Holly (berries), Rhodies, Laurel, Bay, etc, etc. ?

Not a cone between them.

To be technically correct the opposite of deciduous is evergreen not coniferous.


Cia I bet you wish you didnt ask... ha ha


I am a little confused...

I was reading up on deciduous trees & shrubs and have noticed that buxus and budleija are listed as deciduous yet they keep their leaves. Is this information wrong or am I missing something?


Only deciduous box I've seen was dead.

I'd call buddleia semi evergreen. It's not in full leaf in winter like it is in summer

Buxus is evergreen...just want to join in the banter.
Many plants can be semi evergreen.....buddleias often are according to the weather and situation.

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