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Plant Bed

Before planting, the bed is outlined and cleared of all existing shrubs and sod. These plants are for a huge bed, 30 feet long by 15 feet wide.

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coral bark japanese maple used in landscaping
Photo 9 of 9This maple is prized for its light green leaves with red margins, and for its coral-colored bark which intensifies in the winter months.

Coral Bark Japanese Maple (9 of 9)

The Japanese name of this tree is Sangokaku which means "coral tower." This species grows to about 15 to18 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. It prefers part sun and performs well in zones 6-8.
Cost: $258
Landscape Design Tip: This maple was planted near the steps. Guests will see it every time they approach the house. It's important to choose something with year-round interest when planting in such a prominent spot.

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