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1

Where are the GA Hardiness Zones and what are they called per region?

Regions: Mountain Zone ( 6b-7a) Piedmont Zone (7b-8a) Coastal (8b)

2

Class (of a plant)

For identification, plants are divided into three major classes or groups: evergreen conifers, broad-leaved evergreens and deciduous plants.

3

Conifer

Most conifers are cone-bearing and have
needle-like foliage. Examples are pine and cedar.

4

Deciduous

A deciduous plant sheds its foliage in the
fall or winter. Flowering dogwood, maple and spirea are
examples.

5

Botanical Name

This refers to the scientific name recognized the world over. Cornus florida is the botanical name of flowering dogwood.

Botanical names are listed according to Index of Garden Plants by Mark Griffiths, 1994, Timber Press.

6

BROAD-LEAVED EVERGREEN

This refers to broad-leaved plants that retain foliage the entire year. Exam-plesare boxwood and camellia.

7

Common plant names may vary from region to region. For this reason scientific names are included in this publication to establish the true identity of the plant.

8

What are some of the Environmental Impacts of Landscaping?

  • Protect existing natural areas
  • Select regionally native plants
  • Reduce use of turf
  • Reduce use of pesticides
  • Compost and mulch on site
  • Practice soil and water conservation
  • reduce the need for landscape equipment
  • Use plantings to reduce heat/cooling needs
  • avoid invasive exotics
  • create wildlife habitat