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15 Plants for the Yard

Below are 15 plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'--Bloodgood Japanese Maple(3 of 15)

  • Foliage color is better in full sun, but the plant may get brown leaf edges during hot, dry weather.
  • Can be used in partial shade.
  • The tree has moderate growth rate, which can be accelerated in full sun with good soil, water and nutrition.
  • Height: 12-15 feet
  • Width: 12-15 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones 5-8:

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.
  • Zone 6: Plant in early spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.
  • Zone 7-8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch heavily after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; water during dry spells.

    Care for Bloodgood Japanese Maple:

  • Plant in full sun to partial shade; foliage color is best in full sun.
  • Plant in organic, but well drained soil.
  • Water when dry.

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