More Plants and Foliage

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Weeping Willow

weeping willow has wispy silver blue branches

Large, weeping tree with wispy branches and silver-blue stems

Plant in average to moist or occasionally wet soil
Plant in full sun
Height: 30-50 feet; Width: 20-40 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 6-8:
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Bald Cypress

bald cypress is tall, upright pyramidal conifer

Tall, upright pyramidal shaped deciduous conifer with finely textured foliage and good fall color

Plant in average, moist, wet or boggy soil
Plant will develop root growths called "knees" in wet or boggy soil
Plant in full sun
Height: 50-70 feet; Width: 20-30 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Louisa Crabapple

louisa crabapple has pink blooms in early spring

Weeping Crabapple with pink blooms in early spring

Plant in rich garden soil that is moist, but well-drained
Plant in full sun
Prune, only if needed right after flowering
Height: 12-15 feet; Width: 15 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Sea Green Juniper

sea green juniper is a spreading evergreen shrub

Spreading evergreen shrub with fountain-like arching branches that are deep green in color

Plant in full sun in moist, but well-drained soil; needs space
Drought tolerant once established
Fertilize in mid spring with water-soluble fertilizer
Prune only when needed to maintain shape
Height: 4-6 feet; Width: 6-8 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch after first frost; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch after first frost; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch in fall; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch in fall;

Garden Mum

Perennial often grown as a fall-blooming annual with a variety of colors (see cultivars below)
Plant in rich to average well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Pinch back plants by ½ in late spring; divide in spring every 2-3 years
Height: 24 inches; Width: 24 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 5-10:
Zone 5: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Alexis Garden Mum

alexis garden mum is grown as fall bloomer

Perennial often grown as a fall-blooming annual with soft white flowers in early September

Plant in rich to average well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Pinch back plants by ½ in late spring; divide in spring every 2-3 years
Height: 24 inches; Width: 24 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 5-10:
Zone 5: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Denise Garden Mum

denise garden mum is a fall blooming annual

Perennial often grown as a fall-blooming annual with bronze flowers, medium tall, late September to early October

Plant in rich to average well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Pinch back plants by ½ in late spring; divide in spring every 2-3 years
Height: 24 inches; Width: 24 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 5-10:
Zone 5: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Foxy Valerie Garden Mum

foxy valerie garden mum is a fall blooming annual

Perennial often grown as a fall-blooming annual with red flowers, late September to early October

Plant in rich to average well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Pinch back plants by ½ in late spring; divide in spring every 2-3 years
Height: 24 inches; Width: 24 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 5-10:
Zone 5: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Black-Eyed Susan

black eyed susan is a short lived perennial

Annual or short-lived perennial with 4-5 inch yellow daisy-like flowers with brown centers

Plant in well-drained soil
Plant in full sun
Deadhead to promote continued blooming; may reseed
Space generously to allow for good air circulation
Height: 18-24 inches; Width: 12-18 inches

Annual in all zones (seems to die in fall no matter how warm):
Zones 2-8: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; collect seed in fall for planting the following spring; discard plants after killing frost.
Zones 9-11: Plant in spring or sow seeds in fall when ripe; discard plants in fall.

Sonora Gloriosa Daisy

sonora gloriosa daisy is yellow daisy like flower

Annual or short-lived perennial with 5-6 inch yellow daisy-like flowers with a mahogany ring around a chocolate center

Plant in well-drained soil
Plant in full sun
Deadhead to promote continued blooming; may reseed
Space generously to allow for good air circulation
Height: 18-24 inches; Width: 12-18 inches

Annual in all zones (seems to die in fall no matter how warm):
Zones 2-8: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; collect seed in fall for planting the following spring; discard plants after killing frost.
Zones 9-11: Plant in spring or sow seeds in fall when ripe; discard plants in fall.

Pansy

pansies are often grown as winter annuals

Perennial often grown as a winter annual with large flowers in a variety of colors

Tolerant of cold weather, but not heat
Plant in rich to average well-drained soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Height: 4-10 inches; Width: 6-12 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 6-10:
Zone 6: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; avoid contact with salt; remove when hot weather returns in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; remove when hot weather returns in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; remove when hot weather returns.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; remove when hot weather returns.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells; remove when hot weather returns.

Eastern Redbud

eastern redbud is noted for spring blooms

Small, deciduous tree noted for its purple/pink flowers in early spring before the leaves

Has decorative bean-like seed pods fall through winter
Drought tolerant once established
Tolerant of poor and alkaline soil
Plant in full sun to light shade
Prune after flowering in spring; fertilize in late spring
Height: 15-20 feet; Width: 15 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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