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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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Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis--Himalayan Sweetbox(7 of 15)

  • Small fragrant white flowers in late winter or early spring.
  • Height: 12-24 inches
  • Width: 3-6 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones 6-9:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or very early fall; apply mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring; water when dry.
  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; apply mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring; water when dry.
  • Zone 8-9: Plant in early fall; water when dry.

    Care for Sweetbox:

  • Moist, but well-drained soil.

  • Plant in partial to full shade.

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