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Re: So many broadleaved evergreens for zone 7/8 never used.
Message from Daniel East Haven CT
Also... even though they may be hardy to cold, a lot of large leaved BLE get damaged by snow and ice. Coniferous trees, with their conical shape, don't have that problem. Over time, BLE tend not to look their best due to this without special pruning and/or wiring to strenghten branches. It all depends on the variety of course... but that may be another reason they are not more popular at the Box stores.
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