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Habit

A normal custom of an individual or group. Habits greatly influence economic behavior at both the micro- and macro- levels. For example, one may develop the habit of only shopping at certain stores, whether or not they have the best products or prices. Likewise, the majority of farmers in a country may only grow certain crops, whether or not those are the best for the land or the market. Habits may be positive or negative, and are often both, depending on one's perspective.
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LANDSCAPE NOTES: Dwarf Gold Thread-branch Cypress is a bold accent plant with noticeable color and habit of growth.
The species is rhizomatous and in some soils this habit of growth may help the plant to spread more readily than you might wish.
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Boxwood is somewhat formal in nature due to its global habit of growth.
Many have coarse-looking leaves and a gawky habit of growth.
Unfortunately, the Modesto ash is a tree that suffers from widespread horticultural ignorance about its culture and habit of growth.
I would suggest that, if you want a Phygelius in your garden, you look out for cultivars of Phygelius aequalis such as 'Yellow Trumpet' that are not so aggressive in their habit of growth.