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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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Aucuba japonica--Japanese Aucuba(14 of 15)

  • Plant in partial to full shade.
  • Avoid planting in areas with heavy deer concentrations.
  • Plant in average garden soil that is well-drained; fertilize in spring.
  • Height: 4-6 feet
  • Width: 4-6 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones (6) 7-10:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter; mulch in fall; may be deciduous and suffer some tip dieback in harsh winter.
  • Zone 7-10: Plant in fall; plant in partial to full shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter; mulch in fall.

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