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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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Corylus avellana 'Contorta'--Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (aka Contorted Filbert)(11 of 15)

  • Plant in moist, but well drained soil.
  • Prune non-contorted branches at any time, prune others in late winter as needed.
  • Plant in full sun to light shade; flowering is better in sun.
  • Height: 8-10 feet
  • Width: 6-8 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:

  • Zone 4-5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; water regularly in dry spells during growing season; apply mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or very early fall; apply mulch after first hard frost; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; apply mulch in fall; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 8-9: Plant in early fall; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.

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