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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. It is well suited to both residential and commericial landscapes, and requires a minimum of maintenance activities.
punctata, both with bright yellow flowers in mid-summer but each with an entirely different habit of growth.
It flowers in mid-spring with masses of light pink blooms in early June on a 10-foot tall, strong growing plant with an arching habit of growth. Perhaps now BeautyBush will receive the attention that it deserves.
Can be sheared to maintain the global habit of growth. Selected "canes" should be thinned to ground level every two or three years.
Many have coarse-looking leaves and a gawky habit of growth.