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Learn about several plant varieties and zone information for each.

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Armstrong Red Maple (4 of 13)

Smooth gray bark, red flowers in early spring followed by red seeds in summer
Plant in full sun to partial shade with moist, but well-drained soil
Drought tolerant once established
Fertilize in mid spring
Prune during winter to maintain shape and remove weak branches
Height: 45-50 feet; Width: 30-40 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (3)4-9:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; may suffer some tip dieback in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; apply extra mulch in fall.

Hemerocallis 'Stella D'Oro' – Stella D'Oro Daylily
Popular cultivar of Daylily
Bright yellow flowers in spring through summer; repeat blooming in early fall
Remove spent flower stalks to encourage continuous blooming
Plant in full sun to light shade
Prune back after first frost; divide and fertilize in spring
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil; drought tolerant once established
Height: 12 inches Width: 18 inches
Hardy in zones 3-10:
Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; protect from salt; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.
Zone 10: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; pull mulch back in spring.

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