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5) Many Native Plants are Very Long-Lived

Another advantage of local native plants is their longevity. In conjunction with the strategies they have developed for tolerating drought, many local native plants have a very long life span, Sharing a garden with the same plants over the years gives a sense of substantiality to the garden as a whole and allows one to follow the growth of a plant community over natural cycles that are longer than the yearly procession of the seasons.

A downside of the longevity of many native plants is that a number of them do not grow quickly. Design-wise this can be mitigated by planting faster growing plants to occupy space that will later be taken by the more substantial slower growers.

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