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Plants With Year-Round Interest

Here are 10 plants that will provide year-round interest to any landscape.

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Crimson King Norway Maple(1 of 10)

Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'

Gardener's Note: The Norway Maple and its cultivars can be invasive.

  • Dense green tree that fills with maroon yellow blooms in the spring.

  • Oval to rounded crown fills provides a lot of shade.

  • Plant in part sun to full shade.

  • Needs well-drained soil.

  • Height 35-45 feet

  • Width 25-40 feet

This tree has a shallow root system, which can compete with grass and make mowing under the tree difficult. Best for a more natural, less manicured landscape.

  • Hardy USDA Zones 3-7

  • Zone 3: Plant in part sun or full sun. Needs well-drained soil.

  • Zone 4: Plant in part sun or full sun. Needs well-drained soil.

  • Zone 5: Plant in part sun or full sun. Needs well-drained soil.

  • Zone 6: Plant in part sun or full sun. Needs well-drained soil.

  • Zone 7: Plant in part sun or full sun. Needs well-drained soil.

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