- adj. (of plants) having tall spindly stems
“The other half of the way, the first half as you head south from here, is more open, shaded in spots at ten in the morning by free-standing ashes, thin lines of young hawthorns, aspens, and birches no bigger around than my wrist, and the occasional tall-growing sumacs.”
“In addition to black mulberries, there are also white and red varieties, and most of them are your standard tall-growing tree, and do not “weep.””
“Meantime, Gardener's Supply this year launched "Garden Grids," flexible polyethylene-coated panels to ease the hassle of crafting support trellises so tall-growing vegetables don't flop.”
“However, tall-growing weeds that were not adequately controlled earlier can easily overtake thse”
“The older man for the first time looked past the woman and realized that what he had taken for a continuation of the brush and scrub pine was the tops of tall-growing trees below a bluff.”
“The tall-growing climbers make a gay background to a border, and are equally valuable for trellis-work, while the dwarf varieties are first-class bedding plants, and of great service for ribboning.”
“They appear to the greatest advantage when grown as solitary plants, away from other tall-growing flowers.”
“They are very vigorous plants and can be trained to a single tree standard or they make very tall-growing vigorous bushes.”
“Experiment Station, who, with others of his kind, has been in the throes of producing a blight-resistant, tall-growing hybrid timber tree out of the bushy Chinese chestnut, a producer of the sweetest of nuts.”
“For (1) above we were fortunate in 1946 in receiving a supply of pollen from tall-growing Chinese trees, through the kindness of Mr. Michael”
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