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Spring Greenery

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

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Carissa Holly (10 of 13)

Plant in moist, but well-drained soil; water when dry
Maintains rounded shape; prune, if needed, in early spring before new growth
May produce "sport" branches containing spiny leaves, which can be pruned away
Plant in full sun; fertilize once or twice each year
Height: 3-4 feet; Width: 3-5 feet
Hardy in USDA zones (6)7-9:
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring and fall with balanced fertilizer; plant in a protected location; may suffer some tip dieback in this zone.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring and fall with balanced fertilizer.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring and fall with balanced fertilizer.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring and fall with balanced fertilizer.

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