Answer: If a local full-service nursery gave you that advice, it's likely a good recommendation. They know what works in local microclimates. You might also check with your County Cooperative Extension office. They will have lists of plants that do best in their region. Look around your neighborhood and see what's performing well and what you like. Finally, it's a good idea to use native plants, if possible, as they have adapted to all the growning conditions you mention. Good luck with your trees.
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