About Climate Change & Plants


Listen to the "Climate Change & Plants"  podcast episode on Tropical Rainforest plants here

“Now I know why my plants aren’t doing well and what to do about it.”  TH, Worcester

“I now make a better and more attractive choice of plants for my ‘wet’ garden.  JD, Suffolk 

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Do you know your climate zones & their effect on plants?

There’s a reason that rice (Oryza) is mostly grown in Asia and maize (Zea) in the USA – and that is that rice likes to have “wet” feet when it’s growing while corn prefers the dry heat of the American plains.

It is for similar reasons that Palm trees (Palmae) prefer the tropics and the White willow (Salix alba) likes to live streamside in the British Isles. Narcissus and Bromeliads experience similar differences – just like people, plants have preferences for the environments in which they like to make their home, knowing that these places are where they can flourish.

But these preferences are being turned on their head as our climate changes. Some plants will adapt but others will find it difficult. So it’s up to us to be careful when we choose and plant our plants. This book takes a look at typical plants for each zone and explains why they thrive there.

Choosing plants for changing climates!