Chiefly British Dialect,
a prolonged period of scanty rainfall
a prolonged shortage
an archaic or dialect word for
Archaic and Scot form:
related to Dutch
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These trees seem to be fading out with the last hot droughty decade.
It grows successfully on sandy soils with a high water table or irrigated droughty soils when adequately fertilized.
It is highly tolerant of shade but not of droughty conditions.
It can survive in both droughty and moist conditions.
Droughty conditions are clearly a factor in the maintenance of these stands, but the role of fire is not known.
It is well adapted to droughty sites with moderately fertile, slightly acidic, loamy and sandy soils.
Fire-tolerant jack pine and northern pin oak grew on the droughty, fire-prone, flat outwash plains.
It does best on dry soils in full sunlight, and is winter hardy and tolerant of droughty and salty soils.
It prefers silty clay loams, and does not tolerate droughty sites.
Mulching and light irrigation on highly disturbed, droughty areas are beneficial for stand establishment.
It is tolerant of some shade but not of droughty conditions.
Water saturates the ground in winter and spring, but soils become droughty in summer and fall.
Sawtooth oak is winter hardy and can be grown in droughty and well-drained soils from sandy loam to clay loam.
Historically, the droughty soils and frequent fires maintained the openness of the barrens.
On droughty sites, the rooted cuttings are preferred.
For this reason, medium and coarse sandy soils, low in clay are known as droughty soils.
Higher than expected results may happen in droughty years.
Fast growing, medium size tree that will grow in sandy droughty soils.