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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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Mahonia aquifolium--Oregon Grape (Mahonia)(15 of 15)

  • Plant in fertile, rich soil that is well-drained.
  • Plant in partial to full shade with protection from drying winds.
  • Height: 3-10 feet
  • Width: 3-8 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones 5-9:

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in partial to full shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in partial to full shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter.
  • Zone 8-9: Plant in fall; plant in partial to full shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells, especially in winter.

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