What does low-growing mean in the following sentence?

She planted some "low-growing" stuff.

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It simply means plants that don't grow very tall. There are plants that will keep growing upwards indefinitely, but there are also plants that reach a certain height and stay there, and/or that grow sideways instead of upwards. The latter kinds can be described as "low-growing".


Plants that do not grow very high. See here.

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