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

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texas mountain laurel resembles wisteria
Photo 7 of 14Evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy green foliage and aromatic purple flowers resembling wisteria

Texas Mountain Laurel (7 of 14)

Plant in full sun to light shade
Plant in organic soil that is well-drained; drought tolerant
Height: 12-15 feet; Width: 6-10 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 7b-11:
Zone 7b: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; remove any frost damaged foliage in the spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; remove any frost damaged foliage in the spring
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; water during dry spells; mulch to conserve moisture.
Zone 10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; water during dry spells; mulch to conserve moisture.
Zone 11: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; water during dry spells; mulch to conserve moisture.

Lavandula x ginginsii 'Goodwin Creek Gray' - Goodwin Creek Lavender
Evergreen hybrid of French Lavender with silver foliage and purple flowers in summer
Plant in full sun
Plant in average garden soil that is well-drained
Height: 3 feet; Width: 3 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 7-10:
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring; prune back in early spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring; prune back in early spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; prune back in early spring; may bloom into winter.
Zone 10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; prune back in early spring; may bloom into winter.

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