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12 Plant Varieties and Their Zones

Learn more about these 12 plant varieties and the planting information for the different zones.

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Spicebush(10 of 12)

- A large deciduous shrub with bright green leaves and greenish yellow flowers before the leaves in the spring.
- Female plants produce showy red berries in the fall.
- Plant in light to partial shade.
- Plant in loose, moist rich soil; is not drought tolerant.
- Fertilize in spring as new foliage appears.
- Height: 6-12 feet
- Width: 6-12 feet
- Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:

Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in light shade. Mulch after planting and again after first hard frost to prevent heaving. Avoid contact with salt and water during dry periods.

Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in light shade. Mulch after planting and again after first hard frost to prevent heaving. Avoid contact with salt.

Zones 6-7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in light to partial shade. Mulch after planting and again in fall and water during dry periods.

Zones 8-9: Plant in early fall; plant in light to partial shade. Mulch after planting and again in fall and water during dry periods.

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