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

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Daybreak Yoshino Cherry (9 of 12)

Fast-growing tree popularized by the Washington Cherry Blossom Festival
Plant in full sun for best flowering; prune, if needed, after flowering
Fertilize in spring
Height: 25-35 feet; width: 25-40 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-8:
Zone 5: Plant in spring to avoid winter heaving; plant in full sun; avoid exposure to salt; mulch heavily after first frost; pull back mulch in spring; flower buds may be damaged by late frosts.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.

Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ – Mellow Yellow? Spiraea
Gardener’s Note: This is a nonnative plant as reported by the National Park Service and has been reported invasive in North Carolina.
Deciduous arching shrub with bright-yellow foliage in spring and white flowers in summer
Foliage changes to greenish yellow in summer, then russet in the fall
Plant in full sun for best flowering and foliage color
Plant in rich but well-drained soil
Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring; prune after flowering
Deadhead to prevent the formation of seeds that produce unwanted seedlings
Height: 3-6 feet; width: 3-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt; may suffer some tip dieback in this zone.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; plant may have muted foliage color and defoliate early in hot, dry weather.

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