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

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sea green juniper is a spreading evergreen shrub
Photo 4 of 11Spreading evergreen shrub with fountain-like arching branches that are deep green in color

Sea Green Juniper (4 of 11)

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;

Chrysanthemum morifolium – 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.

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