Smart Plant and Tree Choices for an Allergy-Friendly Garden
Being allergy-sensitive doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful garden. Here are numerous candidates that people who are vulnerable to pollen can enjoy.
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Hydrangea and Ferns
Ironbark is an evergreen tree that's a favorite in arid climates. Avoid planting in wet or clay soil. Varieties range from short shrubs to towering trees, which can grow more than 100 feet tall. Eucalyptus has a small pink flower that blooms from mid-fall to late spring. Crape myrtle (pictured), flowering crabapple, cherry, pear, dogwood and magnolia are also good choices for low-allergy trees.