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Flowering Plants

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

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Banana (8 of 15)

Plant in full sun
Plant in moist but well-drained, rich soil
Fertilize in regularly with potassium fertilizer
Height: 8-12 feet; width: 3-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones: 9-11:
Zones 2-8: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; plant in full sun; plant in moist, well-drained soil; bring indoors before frost.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; plant in moist, well-drained soil; mulch in fall; remove dead foliage in the fall.
Zone 10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; plant in moist, well-drained soil; mulch in fall; remove dead foliage in the fall.
Zone 11: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; plant in moist, well-drained soil; mulch in fall; remove dead foliage in the fall.

Viburnum davidii – David Viburnum
Compact evergreen mounded shrub with white flowers in spring and blue fruit in fall
Plant in light to partial shade.
Plant in moist to average rich soil that is well drained; water when dry
Fertilize in spring as new foliage appears
Height: 3-5 feet; width: 3-5 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (7)8-9:
Zone 7: Plant in early spring or early fall; plant in light shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; prune only if needed in early spring; may lose some foliage and suffer minor dieback in a harsh winter.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in light to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first frost; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in light to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again in fall; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 11: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in spring and fall to conserve moisture; divide clumps every few years in early spring; remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage emerges.

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