Cold Hardiness Factors that Affect Nursery Production of Woody Plants in Southeastern United States

  • Orville M. Lindstrom


The landscape plant industry is growing rapidly throughout the United States. Georgia and other southeastern states are no exception. Ornamental plant production in Georgia consists of about 6,500 acres of nursery stock with a farm gate value of $200 million and 21 million square feet of greenhouse floriculture crops with a farm gate value of $125 million (Snipes et al., 1992). Landscape services add another $300 million to Georgia’s economy. Forty-nine percent of the landscape firms and about 33% of the floricultural firms are located in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area (Hubbard, 1989).


Cold Acclimation Cold Hardiness Farm Gate Nursery Plant Nursery Stock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orville M. Lindstrom
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  1. 1.Department of HorticultureThe University of GeorgiaGriffinUSA

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