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Below are several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Bottlebrush Buckeye (5 of 14)

Good fall color
Plant in light to partial shade
Plant in rich, organic soil that is moist, but well-drained; water until established
Prune only if desired after flowering
Height: 8-12 feet; Width: 8-15 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8(9):
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in light to partial shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in light to partial shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in fall or early spring; plant in light to partial shade; apply mulch in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade; apply mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade; apply mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade; apply mulch in fall; plant may defoliate by mid summer in this zone.

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