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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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Japanese Maple(2 of 15)

Acer palmatum

  • Small to medium deciduous tree with green or variegated foliage, depending upon cultivar

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

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

  • Height: 10-12 feet

  • Width: 6-12 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 5-9:

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring or early fall; 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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