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

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Variegated Red Twig Dogwood(2 of 14)

Tolerates Wet or Dry Soil
AHS Heat zones 8-1
Hardy in USDA zones 2-8:
Zone 2: Plant in spring to establish before winter; plant in full sun; minimal pruning needed in this zone; protect with mulch after ground freezes.
Zone 3: Plant in spring to establish before winter; plant in full sun; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering; protect with mulch after ground freezes.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to establish before winter; plant in full sun; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering; protect with mulch after ground freezes.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to establish before winter; plant in full to light shade; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering;
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; red color will be better in full sun; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering;
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; red color will be better in full sun but may be muted in this warmer climate; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering; water regularly in dry periods during growing season.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; red color will be better in full sun but may be muted in this warmer climate; prune severely in early spring to encourage vigorous red growth but little flowering or prune after flowering; water regularly in dry periods during growing season.

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