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Question: what grows well in zone 8b. it's warm during the day and down to in the 40's at night. thank you

Answer: Lots of trees and shrubs will grow in your climate zone:
Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)
Bottlebrush, lemon (Callistemon citrinus), Zone 8b only
Boxthorn (Severinia buxifolia), Zone 8b only
Boxwood, Littleleaf (Buxus microphylla)
Broom (Cytisus purgans)
Buckeye, bottlebrush (Aesculus parviflora)
Butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus)
Butterfly bush (Buddleia lindleyana)
Camellia, Japanese (Camellia japonica)
Camellia, Sasanqua (Camellia sasanqua)
Cherrylaurel, Carolina (Prunus caroliniana)
Cherrylaurel, common or English (Prunus laurocerasus)
Coontie (Zamia floridana), Zone 8b only
Coral bean, Cherokee bean (Erythrina herbacea)
Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana)
Daphne, fragrant or winter (Daphne odora)
Escallonia (Escallonia)
Euonymus, Japanese (Euonymus japonicus)
Euonymus, spreading (Euonymus kiautschovicus)
Fatsia, Japanese (Fatsia japonica)
Firethorn, formosa (Pyracantha koidzumii)
Firethorn, scarlet (Pyracantha coccinea)
Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)
Germander, bush (Teucrium fruticans)
Grapeholly, Oregon (Mahonia aquifolium), Zone 8a
Guava (also called pineapple guava) (Feijoa sellowiana)
Hawthorn, Indian (Raphiolepis indica)
Hawthorn, Indian, Yeddo hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis umbellata)
Heath (Erica)
Holly, American (Ilex opaca)
Holly, Chinese (Ilex cornuta)
Holly, Dahoon (Ilex cassine)
Holly, yaupon (Ilex vomitoria)
Inkberry (Ilex glabra)
Laurel, bay or true (Laurus nobilis), Zone 8b
Laurel, Texas mountain (Sophora secundiflora)
Loblolly bay (Gordonia lasianthus)
Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)
Loropetalum, redleaf Chinese (Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum)
Magnolia, southern (Magnolia grandiflora)
Mahonia, leatherleaf (Mahonia bealei)
Myrtle, true (Myrtus communis)
Myrtle, wax (Myrica cerifera)
Nandina or heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica)
Oak, live (Quercus virginiana)
Oak, myrtle (Quercus myrtifolia)
Photinia, Fraser (Photinia x fraseri)
Photinia, red-leaf (Photinia glabra)
Pieris, Japanese (Pieris japonica)
Pistache, evergreen (Pistacia lentiscus), Zone 8b only
Pistache, Texas (Pistacia texana)
Pittosporum, Japanese (Pittosporum tobira)
Podocarpus, yew (Podocarpus macrophyllus)
Redbay (Persea borbonia)
Redbay, swamp (Persea palustris)
Rosemary, Florida (Ceratiola ericoides)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus)
Rusty lyonia (Lyonia ferruginea)
Sage, Texas, Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum frutescens)
Sarcococca, Oriental (Sarcococca orientalis)
Sparkleberry, farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)
Teatree, broom (Leptospermum scoparium), Zone 8b only
Ternstroemia, Japanese, also called Japanese cleyera (Ternstroemia gymnanthera)
Yucca (Yucca)

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