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Outdoor Greenery

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

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Purple Birch (4 of 11)

Golden fall foliage; male catkins (flowers) in spring
Plant in full sun to light shade
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil; prune in fall as needed
Height: 50-70 feet Width: 25-30 feet
Hardy in zones 5-7:
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid exposure to salt; fertilize in mid spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize in mid spring.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; fertilize in mid spring.

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