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Plants for a Small Urban Garden

Check out these plants perfect for a small garden and the planting information for each zone.

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Paperbark Maple(1 of 15)

Acer griseum

  • Small to medium deciduous tree with cinnamon-colored exfoliating bark and red fall color

  • Plant in rich, moist but well-drained soil; fertilize in spring

  • Plant in full sun to light shade; prune while dormant in winter

  • Height: 20-30 feet

  • Width: 15-25 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost.

  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; color will be brighter in full sun.

  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; color will be brighter in full sun.

  • Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; color will be brighter in full sun.

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