Temperature, wind, water, compacted soil and reduced sunlight are environmental stresses that are commonly magnified when landscape plants are grown in urban situations, as contrasted to rural or suburban areas. With careful selection, landscape plants which are tolerant to adverse conditions can and should be considered for use in urban landscape environments.

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Published as Journal series number 10,214 of the Indiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Paper presented at the Ornamentals/Landscape and Turf Working Group Workshop “Stress of Plants in the Landscape,” during the joint annual meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 6, 1984.

2Professor of Horticulture.